Jose Mourinho explained exactly why his Manchester United match is not good enough this season.
Red Devils are fighting for this term and are currently seventh in the Premier League, 14 points behind Manchester City's leaders and rivals.
United also has a minus-goal difference as it fights to score and defends this season.
The race on Saturday against Crystal Palace almost showed the two things. United could not threaten the visitors of Old Trafford and was lucky to be able to stay behind more than once.
Mourinho believes the weakness is between attack and defense.
Paul Poga and Nemanja Matic played most of United's games, and Murunyo had a message about them.
Speaking at a press conference Monday before the Champions League meeting against young boys on Tuesday, he explained: "Our penalty area is usually not aggressive in the fight for a second ball."
Asked if he thinks it's easier to break away from the household after the last bad Open-Up meeting at Old Trafford, he replied: "I refuse to say it because I do not want to not respect the fans of the home.
"I prefer to always play at home, if you feel pressured, stay home … and I do not want to say home stadium, I mean at home!"
United has the chance to advance for the last 16 hours on Tuesday night. If Juventus and the Red Devils win, then Mourinho's men will be in the show stage of the race.
Turning his attention to the Champions League necks, he said: "Tomorrow is not vital, because even if we lose, we depend on anyone but ourselves.
"But I want to play for a minute, as if this is the last chance we have to qualify, we have to win, that's the way I want to play."