Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says Manchester United will lose matches if his team do not “grow up” and “start matches well according to BBC Sport source”.
United came from 1-0 down to beat Juventus 2-1 in the Champions League, and this is the fourth time they have come from behind to avoid defeat this season.
Mourinho’s seventh-placed team will face Premier League leaders Manchester City at Etihad Stadium on Sunday and Mourinho feels this is the right time to address this issue
“If we keep conceding goals before the opponent, there will arrive the day where we cannot come back,” BBC Sport quoted the former Chelsea boss.
United were 2-0 down to Newcastle on 6 October but won 3-2 while against Chelsea two weeks later they conceded the first goal but fought back to draw 2-2.
Against Bournemouth last weekend Marcus Rashford’s 92nd-minute goal saw them win 2-1 despite conceding in the 11th minute.
In Turin on Wednesday, Cristiano Ronaldo put Juventus ahead but an 85th-minute free-kick from Juan Mata and an Alex Sandro own goal four minutes later saw United complete a famous comeback.
“We are not a team that gives up,” said Mourinho. “We are a team that always finds a way to fight back. “We have to make sure that we grow up, not just in our approach, because I think it is clear that the team is growing up, but we also have to grow up in our compactness and to start matches well.”