Tuesday, January 17, 2017

They stopped our consecutive run of wins, but they didn't end our run without defeat."-Mourinho

The Manchester United manager believes his team played to win at Old Trafford, as two old adversaries cancelled each other out in a1-1 draw.Jose Mourinho was left frustrated by Manchester United's failure to take all three points against a Liverpool side who he claimsset out to defend.Liverpool departed Old Trafford on Sunday with a 1-1 draw, but their hosts left it late to secure a point, as Zlatan Ibrahimovic headed in his 10th Premier League goal from his last 10 appearances six minutes from time.Goal machine Ibra matches PL greatsJames Milner had put Liverpool ahead just before the half-hour mark, converting a penalty after Paul Pogba handled in the area,but Mourinho is adamant that his men deserved more."It was entertaining, I have to agree, but it was not high quality," he toldSky Sports."Both teams can do much better than we did interms of quality.
"But it was entertaining because we created chances to be in front. They defended well and it was good to see they can play well defensively."We changed our way of play because Liverpool pressed very well. We went for a more direct approach and caused problems.Pogba mocked after 'dabbing the ball'"We were the team who attacked, Liverpool were the ones who defended. I think we deserve more, but I think the point is something we have to accept."They stopped our consecutive run of wins, but they didn't end our run without defeat."United's final substitution saw Mourinho introduce Marouane Fellaini ahead of MarcusRashford and the Belgian played a key role inthe equaliser.
Mourinho explained that his decision to put Fellaini on instead of the 19-year-old attacker came down to Liverpool's swelled numbers at the back and his desire to changeto a more route-one approach."The people need to know what Marouane Fellaini is great at and what he is not so goodat," he said toBBC Radio 5 live. "Marouane isvery good in some aspects.Liverpool keep United in the shadows"I was looking to the pitch and only saw yellow shirts in the box. I thought it's difficult to penetrate so I thought we should go direct."If we had a few more minutes I think we would have done it [win]."

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