MANCHESTER UNITED – Jose Mourinho has argued that he will not think Manchester United is getting better with a 3-1 loss to Manchester City.
United have been defeated at Etihad Stadium. Mourinho's team took the eighth place in the Premier League table. The top 12 and the top 4 were 7th.
The Portuguese coach, however, did not have a "bad" record later and claimed that United would improve.
"We will not be affected by this problem," Mourinho said at a news conference.
"We are sorry we have to wait 13 days without the next game but we are progressing together and we will go together to the end and go to the end."
Mourinho had to leave France coach Paul Fogba, who was injured in the weekly Juventus victory.
Marouane Fellaini drafted his position and Mourinho would have had a different result when Belgium scored 2-1 until Ilkay Gundogan scored his third goal in the second half of the City Believe.
"You can imagine just throwing fresh Fellaini when the result is 2-1," Mourinho said.
"I think it's going to be a big problem, but when we made the final decision when the result was 2-1, Fellaini was putting a lot of effort, not fresh, putting his injury and condition at risk. Everything you need.
"If we say Paul for other reasons we missed Paul, we have no excuse because we are in that game because Paul is not meaningful."
Manchester United have scored 21 goals in 12 league games for the first time since 1966.
Mourinho placed the new center back in the summer but could not get it over the line before the deadline.
However, after questioning whether the goal for the column was to prove he was right to chase defenders in the transfer window, he refused to give the board a chance to score.
"I do not think it's a game that touched that point today," he said.
"Victor [Lindelof] And Chris [Smalling] We've had a positive performance.
"children [Luke Shaw] It is too much to have made the mistake of putting the first goal. So he was playing a match every three months last season, and he is playing for 90 minutes every game.
"When I talk about physical fatigue, mental fatigue that leads to mistakes in the game is my intention.
"Our team is mistakenly considering performance, but one of the things that is not as good as performance is a mistake.
"We made a mistake and were penalized for this mistake, but the performance, the spirit, the symbiosis, the fighting to the end are what we are building and will not lose because of defeat."