Pulis backs Mourinho for title next season

And as revealed by the Mirror, Mourinho has been tipped off the edge by Pogba's involvement in commercial activities which he believes are becoming a distraction for him and is affecting his performances on the pitch.

Manchester United defenders Chris Smalling and Phil Jones sustained long-term injuries while on global duty with England, manager Jose Mourinho said on Friday.

"They have to be resilient, they have to be professional, they have to be team players, they have to understand the team needs and they have to go to the limits", he said. You can name their team, you can say this one, this one, this one, this one and this one. Valencia was consistent, Bailly was consistent, Rojo was consistent, Carrick was consistent.

"And the other ones were not consistent". A flash of talent here, a bit of skill there. When you see the number of goals we score compared to our domination, it's a big contradiction. You always see the same guys in front of the train, holding the train up.

The history of the confrontation between these teams over the period from 2014, there are five meetings in which one match ended in a draw, West Bromwich celebrated the victory twice, and also Manchester United twice.

The draw - their 11th of the season - extended their undefeated Premier League streak to 19 matches.

Given the schedule facing United, Mourinho, not surprisingly, would not be drawn on his summer plans, but he was adamant on one point, that any players on his wanted list - a group understood to be headed by French worldwide striker Antoine Griezmann - will have to be committed to United.

And the United coach was left lamenting his side's inability to kill off opponents.

"You can deal with it but too many draws at home".

"I think we had eight great chances against Arsenal, scored three goals". But it is completely the opposite.

Mourinho refuses to attack the way West Brom went about their task.

West Brom manager Tony Pulis: "I thought we were really resilient and well set-up in lots of respects".

Mourinho said he regretted his treatment of Bastian Schweinsteiger, who joined Major League Soccer's Chicago Fire this month, and has apologised to the German midfielder.

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