Manchester United were held to a 0-0 draw by Valencia in a dour Champions League Group H clash at on Tuesday which piled more pressure on their under-fire manager Jose Mourinho amid reports linking former Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane to his job.
"I'm not pleased, of course, with the result, which is not a good result but is not a bad result".
This was the fourth straight match in all competitions that the Portuguese's side had failed to win, meaning scrutiny will only intensify ahead of Saturday's Premier League visit of Newcastle.
Manchester United are now 10th in the Premier League, nine points adrift of leaders Manchester City and without a clean sheet in their last three outings.
It was a curious reaction following Manchester United's lacklustre performance against Valencia in the second round of Champions League fixtures.
"I think there are things that are hard for me to say and if I say [them] it's not good for me and even yourself would be getting another reason to criticise me", he told a news conference. We knew we wouldn't create 20 chances.More news: Democrats question Kavanaugh's credibility and temperament
The 43-year-old former England global has been a stern critic of Mourinho, who in turn has hit back at the one-time United stalwart.
"The players tried. They raised the level of their efforts".
"He's coming out in press conferences constantly having a go at players, having a go at the people above for not getting what he wants". I said in pre-season last season was phenomenal to finish second.
"I wanted a game like this", said Dybala, who has struggled for form since Ronaldo's arrival and started several games on the bench.
"It normally is but this time the police refused to do an escort so we came by ourselves".