Football: Manchester United win but Jose Mourinho questions his players' commitment

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho looks on from the stands during the Premier League.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho looks on from the stands during the Premier League.PHOTO: REUTERS

SWANSEA (AFP) - Jose Mourinho has taken a swipe at the Manchester United players he fears might not have the right attitude to guide his side back into the Premier League title race.

The United manager saw first-half goals from Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba help United to only a second league victory in eight games as his side cruised to a 3-1 success at Swansea on Sunday.

However, in the wake of the win, he spoke openly about the need for players to be more committed to the cause by playing through the injury pain barrier.

"We have players with problems, but we also have players on the pitch who have problems," he said.

"And that is what I mean, because in every sport, and I know that because I have friends from other sports, playing at the highest level. How many times do they play when they are not 100 per cent?

"I have a friend who is a big tennis player and he tells me that he remembers more times when he has played with pain than the times he has played without any pain. To compete, you have to work to the limits.

"It is a cultural thing, for some. That's not my culture."

Asked if players needed to change to play for him, Mourinho said; "Exactly, but more than me, Man United. More than me, Man United."