Jose Mourinho accused his Manchester United stars of playing at only 30 per cent capability as they flopped at Old Trafford in front of the returning Sir Alex Ferguson.
Mourinho didn’t pull any punches as United’s three-match winning run came to an end with a lucky 1-1 draw against Wolves.
‘One team came as if their lives depended on it and one team was too relaxed,’ said the United boss.
‘It’s difficult to win matches when you’re not there. This is something you learn when you’re a kid in the academy.
‘Unless you are against weak opponents, playing at 30 per cent of your potential is not enough.
‘We were not sharp enough, creative enough or intense enough defensively. It was a mental thing. I can’t explain the difference in attitude.’
Although Mourinho didn’t blame individuals, Paul Pogba lost the ball in the build-up to the Wolves equaliser from Joao Moutinho following Fred’s opener.
‘The players knew perfectly that Wolves press in midfield. You don’t have much time to have the ball, so to concede in a situation like that is harder to accept,’ added Mourinho.