Jose Mourinho claims Liverpool are “luckier” than his Manchester United side when it comes to the Premier League fixture list.
The Red Devils have enjoyed a positive opening to the 2017-18 campaign, with nine games negotiated in all competitions without defeat.
The Portuguese told reporters following a 4-1 victory over CSKA: “We have a game on Saturday.
“Liverpool are luckier than us, they play Tuesday and Sunday, we have to play on Wednesday and on Saturday at 3 pm. So I think it’s normal, a little bit of relaxation.”
While conceding that his side took their foot off the gas a little in Russia, Mourinho was pleased to see no repeat of the “PlayStation football” he accused his side of playing when in control of a previous Champions League clash with Basel.
He added: “I didn’t see that as much, just a little bit of relaxation, a reaction by the home team with the normal pride to try to score, to try to have a different result and we just relaxed a little bit.”