Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has said his team must forget discussing about the Premier League title until they make their way back in the top four. Mourinho's side are now seventh in the table, four points behind fourth-placed Tottenham and nine points behind leaders Manchester City.
"The good thing is that the team has this face of fantastic character and has heart that the game is never over and they go until the end".
The former Chelsea and Real Madrid gaffer has always been a defensive-minded coach, but this new season has not only seen his Red Devils attack poorly, but also defend their goal shockingly by leaking in a plethora of goals.
Sadly for Eddie Howe and his men, this year has been odd - with places two through seven in the table all with a Premier League record for points at this stage.
He added that he was frustrated by the team continuing to start slowly, "I really can not understand the kind of [early-match] mentality that brings me more white hair!"
"(At half-time) I said it is impossible to play worse than we did, so the second half will be better for sure.
Inter took control in the first half with two goals in as many minutes from Gagliardini and Politano - both of them following mistakes by the Genoa defense. "It is an especially tough month now and potentially after the worldwide break when we have a lot of home games it's all about making sure we get results and move up that table despite the tough games".
"I am trying to find the balance where we develop the team in the second, third phase of attack". "I felt we needed him to give more balance and to recover the ball faster".
With a game against rivals Manchester City coming up in the Premier league next weekend, a crucial few days lie ahead for Mourinho's side.
The mood at United has transformed from a month ago when a poor run of four games without a win left the players short of confidence and Jose Mourinho fighting for his job.
The reigning Serie A champions beat Cagliari 3-1, with Paulo Dybala scoring in the first minute of the match.
"I cant understand. My assistants said the warm up was the best we have all season and the week of work we had was phenomenal, so I can't understand this performance".
"We were able to carry on well after the win against Everton".
'It brings us closer together.