“I can’t drag people out of the medical room” – Lampard replies Jose Mourinho

Manchester United thrash Chelsea 4-0 at Old Trafford.

Two goals from Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Daniel James gave United much needed victory.

However, former Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho has criticized Frank Lampard for starting Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount over Olivier Giroud and N’Golo Kante

Speaking on Sky Sports, Mourinho said “If Kante can play 30-35 minutes, he can start the game. If he lasts only one hour, then he lasts one hour.

“My feeling is that today they had a possibility to play with more know-how.

“Marcos Alonso was on the bench, Kante was on the bench, Giroud was on the bench.

“You look to the performance of Mason Mount, the performance of Tammy Abraham, you look to the performance even of Andreas Christensen and for matches of this dimension you need a little bit more.

Meanwhile, Lampard hit back at Mourinho during a post-match press conference, saying “I don’t have to be too concerned about what anyone else says, the pundits, but what is clear is the squad we’ve got and I believe in it.

“I can’t drag people out of the medical room, whether they’re experienced or not. The players we played today, and on the bench, are the players we have.

“We were missing internationals and big players, but I don’t want that to be an excuse. We were competing for long periods.

“We made four mistakes and they put them away. It is a reality check for us all. It wasn’t a 4-0 game for long periods, but we need to accept it.”

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