Jose Mourinho opens up about Manchester United's top four chances

West Brom was the eighth side to leave Old Trafford with a draw this campaign, joining the likes of Hull, Stoke, and Burnley in defying United.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has refused to criticise West Bromwich Albion's tactics during their 0-0 draw at Old Trafford this afternoon.

The Portuguese was spiky when it was suggested in the BBC's post-match interview that it had been an evenly-balanced game, but the reporter got off lightly compared to some of his own players.

The 0-0 draw is a blow to United's top-four hopes and one they will look to recover from when Everton arrive on Tuesday evening.

"And the other ones were not consistent". In teams at this level you need to be consistent.

He said: "In football especially in teams that want to win things you need consistency in the individuals".

"And the other ones were not consistent".

"One point is good for their objectives". This is deja vu all season. We have periods when we push but then a couple of players disappear for 10 minutes, when you don't... "We're not consistent. We miss easy chances".

"And you see always the same people, always the same guys - always the same guys in front of the train pulling the train, so it's disappointing because it's one more draw. We beat everyone on quality of play and direction of the game, possession, creation and ambition but we drew too many matches".

A 2-0 win at home to Stoke means last season's surprise champions Leicester City have now climbed to within a place of 10th place and more importantly six away from the relegation zone.

Former United midfielder Darren Fletcher hit the bar late in the game after a hopeful drive slipped through David de Gea's grasp, but it was West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster - another ex-United player - who shone brightest, his best stop being a one-handed save to deny Marcus Rashford in the second half.

  • Julie Sanders