Mourinho “Satisfied” With Man United Draw Vs Burnley, Moans About Man City Spending

Mourinho “Satisfied” With Man United Draw Vs Burnley, Moans About Man City Spending

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has expressed satisfaction with his players’ fighting spirit after they fought back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 against Burnley in the Premier League at Old Trafford.

Burnley took a 2-0 first half lead through Ashley Barnes and Stephen Defour in the third and 36th minutes.

But Jesse Lingard, who was brought on in the second half, scored in the 53rd and 92nd minutes, to help rescue a point for United.

The draw left United in second place, 12 points behind leaders Manchester City who have a game in hand.

“We should have won, yes,” Mourinho posited in his post-match interview.”I take satisfaction by the way the team played, by the way the team reacted, to try to recover from 2-0 down. The boys they fought against the 2-0 at half-time, so nothing at all negative to say about my players. I praise their spirit, their reaction, the way they accept all the risks we took in the second half.”

Mourinho said he was surprised that United were 2-0 down at half-time.

“I don’t know how they score a goal from a free kick, rebound here, rebound there,” he added. Similar goal that we conceded in other matches and then they defend for 95 minutes, second shot they score again.

“For us to score two goals we need to play in their half for 45 minutes, with only one defender. The end product of so much dominance, two goals, is a miserable number. Lingard come in and helped the team, Lingard and Mkhitaryan gave us a good dynamic. All the boys accepted the risk to only play with Jones (in defence). All the boys accepted the risk that we took, at least the point is not a defeat and is the minimum the boys deserve for such spirit.”
Mourinho, who has the two most expensive players ever in English football in £89m Paul Pogba and £75m Romelu Lukaku, lamented rival Manchester City’s spending power.
He said: “Manchester City are buying full-backs for the price of strikers! The price for big clubs are different to the price for other clubs. The boys are doing what they can, they are doing fine. Eight points from 15? Last two matches we had 15 chances and conceded three s*** goals.”

He played down talks about a congested fixture list as the reason for United struggling to win lately.”It was the same for us and the same for them, they are also one of the teams that is punished by the fixtures.”

And on whether United are going through a sticky spell, Mourinho said: “Why? Because we deserve to win matches? Because the opponent went to our goal twice and they score twice? The quality of our play, the risk that we took today and also against Leicester, the team that deserved to win both matches is us.

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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 3
  • Such a sour looser…

  • Mourinho says he is satisfied with the draw? He is lyingx100!!! LossDrawDraw instead of WinWinWin with BristolLeicesterBurnley, Mourinho can never be satisfied with the performance of the ManU boys. I can only imagine the tongue lashing that they must have gotten in the dressing room!! We know how acid mouthed he is. He is afraid he may not end the league on a reasonable 2nd position with this kind of results, not to talk of catching ManCity. Of course other teams are keenly watching these results especially Champions league opponents. Fire on the mountain, run run run, Mourinho.

  • Oluwadahunsi Dare Samuel 6 months ago

    Paul Pogba too slow and sluggish on the field. why allowing him to played a full match. statistics shows that MANU always won without him.