Jose Mourinho blasts Manchester United players over lack of commitment

Jose Mourinho blasts Manchester United players over lack of commitment

Jose Mourinho blasts Manchester United players over lack of commitment

The Eagles had their opportunities at Old Trafford and a forward-thinking Young Boys side should fancy their prospects of causing United problems on Tuesday evening.

The Special One didn't hold back in his scathing comments, believing that he should be getting more out of United's younger players. "Of course it is unusual to go to Juve and win but fail to beat Palace but all I can say is we are disappointed and we need to put that right". "If you feel pressure to play matches at home where the people come to support, come on?"

"I think when it's going against you, you don't get those decisions", Smalling said. He might look at those four or five kids and go "you know what, this is exactly how I feel about you".

United turned in one of their worst performances of the season against Palace and Mourinho once again came under fire over his tactics. They're inconsistent, not just in games, but from half to half within games.

"They talk about resale value being important to them which is freakish given that Manchester United have never thought about reselling players in the future, but it's something Ed Woodward is conscious of, the transfer fees he can get for players when they leave". Probably the fans think José told them to start slow [in recent games] but it's the opposite.

"What I want is a team to start strong, not waiting".

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But Mourinho added that it would be wholly inappropriate to suggest that his charges are not enjoying games at Old Trafford.

With United able to qualify for the knockout rounds tomorrow if they beat Young Boys and Juventus don't lose to Valencia, Mourinho wants his players to go all-out for victory and treat the game as a knockout match.

"It's not a crucial match because if we don't win tomorrow we still don't depend on other results". We all want to win trophies.

"So, yeah, of course, we're more focused on Tuesday".

United now lead Valencia by two points as they hold on to second place in Group H, with Juventus at the top of the pile with nine, two points clear of the English side.

Mourinho's woes were further compounded when he confirmed that his much improved and increasingly influential Sweden defender Victor Lindelöf will be absent because of a muscle injury - nearly certainly his thigh - and could also be sidelined over the impending festive period.

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