Former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho slams Manchester United and Manchester City stars after Euro 2020 final defeat

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England were beaten in the final of the Euro 2020 tournament, as the Three Lions lost to Italy on penalties.

With the scores tied at 1-1 after 90 minutes, both teams couldn’t score in extra time and the game was taken to penalties.

It was a disappointing shootout from the English side as they failed to score again after scoring their first two kicks courtesy of Harry Kane and Harry Maguire.

Manchester United duo Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho and young Arsenal winger Bukayo Saka failed to convert their penalty kicks, with Saka playing the last kick for the Three Lions.

Former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho boss was critical of Manchester United and Manchester City players as players like Luke Shaw, Jack Grealish and John Stones did not step up to take a kick.

Speaking to talkSPORT, Mourinho questioned England’s decision: “In this situation, where was Raheem Sterling? Where was John Stones? Where was Luke Shaw? Why didn’t Jordan Henderson or Kyle Walker stay on the pitch?

“I think it’s too much for a kid to have everything on his shoulders in this moment, but I don’t know, I have to ask that question to Gareth because many times what happens is that players who should be there are not there, players who should be there, they run away from the responsibility.

“And because I feel Gareth is such an honest guy and is so protective of his players, I don’t believe Gareth would ever say if Player A or Player B ran away or hid or said they were not ready to take one.”

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