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Jose Mourinho still playing the blame game
Mourinho slams defence’s lack of ‘technical quality’ after their draw with Valencia
Manchester — Jose Mourinho risked causing another rift with his Manchester United stars as he slammed his defence’s lack of "technical quality" after their 0-0 draw with Valencia. The frustrating Champions League clash at Old Trafford means Mourinho’s side have gone four games without a win in any competition. United rarely looked like scoring against their out-of-form opponents and were booed off at full-time. It was another blow for Mourinho, who has come under fire after presiding over United’s worst start to a league season for 29 years. Mourinho has feuded with star midfielder Paul Pogba and other members of his squad. And now he has taken a swipe at his back four, which featured Antonio Valencia, Chris Smalling, Eric Bailly and Luke Shaw against Valencia. "We don’t have the technical quality to build from the back," Mourinho said. "The players tried. They raised the level of their intensity in spite of the fact we don’t have many with that intensity. "We had probably a couple ...