Jose Mourinho salutes ‘amazing’ Man United star after Southampton draw

03 December, 2018, 01:55 | Author: Malcolm Quinn
  • We lacked mad dogs on the pitch but showed grit Mourinho

United conceded their 22nd and 23rd goals of the season inside the first 20 minutes before levelling it up before half-time but Mourinho refused to blame the system or his makeshift defenders for another slow start.

Jose Mourinho said it is not certain he will be able to strengthen his squad in January while suggesting Manchester United's clout in the transfer market is not what it once was.

Manchester United pulled off yet another comeback after going two goals down against a significantly weaker side on Saturday, drawing with Southampton 2-2.

The Red Devils are now 16 points off the top of the Premier League, and six points off fourth-placed Chelsea ahead of Sunday's fixtures.

Romelu Lukaku got a goal back, his first in the Premier League since September, and Ander Herrera secured a point, but a top-four finish is beginning to look a tall order for Mourinho's men.

Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Micky Hazard has warned Toby Alderweireld that he would be a fool to leave Spurs in favour of Manchester United due to the current situation at both clubs.


"Doesn't matter the system we play", Mourinho said.

"With all the respect, we don't have many mad dogs that bite the ball and press all the time we don't have many people with that spirit". The result is not good so I have to say we dropped two points.

"What we needed to improve in this game was simplicity in midfield".

United lined up with midfielders Scott McTominay and Nemanja Matic alongside Phil Jones in what was a reshuffled defence, despite Marcos Rojo being on the bench, and when asked by BT Sport who will be available for the game against Arsenal on Wednesday, Mourinho replied: "I don't know".

United were the favourites, of course, although the Saints will certainly have come away from the game wondering what might have been after blowing a 2-0 lead.

Despite Fred's positive performance in the week, I feel Jose Mourinho will plump for Marouane Fellaini once again.

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