Mourinho blames Man United's lack of heart for Palace draw

Manchester United's Jesse Lingard left is fouled by Crystal Palace's Luka Milivojevic during their English Premier League soccer match at Old Trafford Manchester England Saturday Nov. 24 2018

Young Boys head to Manchester for a vital Champions League group stage tie on Tuesday and Smalling demanded United deliver a far more focused effort.

United can book their place in the knockout rounds with victory over the Swiss champions at Old Trafford on Tuesday but they may have to do it without Lindelof.

However, Giggs has backed Mourinho to turn things around, advising against welding the axe on his time at Old Trafford.

"You can improve. You can influence players - especially when they are open to it, when a player realises he has to give more and change his nature".

"I think we need to keep working hard as a team and creating those chances and ultimately finishing them and making sure the games that we are dominate we win". We're all disappointed but we need to fight for the club and the team and the manager.

Just as a prime minister or president facing difficulties in the domestic sphere often tends to look for diverting glory on the foreign-policy front, Mourinho is clearly hoping that Champions League success can help gloss over his team's Premier League travails.

The Special One didn't hold back in his scathing comments, believing that he should be getting more out of United's younger players.

Manchester United's Paul Pogba in action during their English Premier League soccer match against Crystal Palace at Old Trafford Manchester England Saturday Nov. 24 2018
Mourinho blames Man United's lack of heart for Palace draw

"I refuse to say that", said the United boss. "And let me be clear when I say maturity, I mean maturity on a personal level". It was a very big challenge for me, with some of the things that he has said in the past, especially in the a year ago or two.

Leading the way at the back was goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey, whose impressive performance showed that the Welshman is one of the most underrated players in the Premier League.

"If you feel pressure where people come to support, stay and watch on TV".

After losing to arch rivals Manchester City before the worldwide break, Jose Mourinho's team returned to action in forgettable fashion on Saturday. "The information I have from the club and club contacts with the police is that things are going to be much better than the last time, but if it isn't better I walk".

"We have [Eric] Bailly and [Phil] Jones", Mourinho said. "I never feel pressure at home".

"There's a lethargy, in terms of the fans going into the ground, watching the game, players on the pitch".

"I don't want the team to be waiting, not to be reactive but proactive".



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