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|JOSE MOURINHO admits he does not know his best defence after losing 3-0 at home to Tottenham.
The Manchester United boss was desperate to sign a central sport defender in the summer transfer market but was not backed by executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward before the deadline earlier this month.
Mourinho deployed Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof in the heart of the defence against Brighton last Sunday, where the Red Devils were beaten 3-2.
Chris Smalling and Phil Jones were preferred at Old Trafford last night but couldn't stop Spurs smashing three second-half goals past David de Gea.
Jones picked up a hamstring injury before the hour mark, leaving Mourinho with a selection dilemma against Burnley next week.
“No [I do not know my best defence.] Why not? Because in the first game we played Lindelof and Bailly, today we played Jones and Smalling but now Jones is injured," he told reporters.
“In the next match [at Burnley on Sunday], it will be Smalling with another one and when Marcos Rojo comes sport he will be an option and no, I don’t know my best back four.”
United had their chances to take the lead with the score at 0-0 but were made to rue missed efforts.
And Mourinho was disappointed not to hear reporters praising his side's style of play after the full time whistle.
“You want to make the miracle of my team played so well and strategically we were so so good and you want to try and transform this press conference into a situation of: ‘Let’s blame the guy,’” he said.
“You have to tell me what is the most important thing, because I don’t know.
"When I win matches I come here many times and you are not happy that I win matches, and you say the most important is the way of playing.”
Mourinho stormed out of his post-match press conference but not until he had demanded sport respect for his three previous Premier League title wins.
"Just to finish, do you know what was the result? 3-0," he said.