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- Author: Salvatore Jensen Apr 05, 2017,
Apr 05, 2017, 18:16
It was just his second Premier League appearance since October previous year.
Former Manchester United star Ray Wilkins has hit out at Jose Mourinho's treatment of Luke Shaw.
If West Brom's refusal to cross the half way line on Saturday irked Mourinho, the look on his face at the manner in which United fell behind suggested an even darker mood, though the United manager can not have it both ways.
"I could feel some of the boys were a bit in trouble by the confidence levels and when the confidence levels are not high the quality of the performance is not easy to improve". The team is what it is and we have done I think a great season and we have won two out of five trophies and have two more to play for.
"We are doing everything to create chances and to take our chances", he said.
"I think we made progress in many, many, many things but I was always a very pragmatic manager", Mourinho added.
In the 71st minute, a diving header from Ibrahimovic appeared to level the score, but the linesman ruled him off.
"I tell you this because I told him already", Mourinho said after the game, as quoted by Sky Sports.
The visitors took the lead in the 22nd minute through Phil Jagielka, who flicked the ball past David De Gea.
United nearly levelled from Daley Blind's free-kick but Joel Robles did well to keep it out and then watched on as Ander Herrera hit the bar from the rebound.
Gareth Barry was booked for wiping out Rashford and Ashley Young's free-kick was met from close-range by Pogba, only for his header to rattle the crossbar.
"We just can not find a way to find that first goal and to break teams down and make it easier for us".
"The communication was possible because we were very close".
But a 20-game unbeaten run, albeit not the best, is certainly not a bad place to start.
Everton fell to a 3-1 defeat in the Merseyside derby against Liverpool on Saturday but Toffees boss Ronald Koeman was satisfied with his side's response despite the "painful" end to the game.
"You cannot give up on anything and results can go amusing ways sometimes", Carrick told MUTV. I came here to win.
The Welsh centre-back was consequently sent off for using his hands to save Shaw's shot and the Red Devils were rightly awarded a penalty. We know you need good defending and we dealt with a lot of crosses.
Moyes is facing a Football Association charge following his ill-advised comments to a BBC reporter and now seems certain to be looking at Championship football next season.
Last year's champions Leicester City continued their late-season resurgence under new manager Craig Shakespeare, with goals from Jamie Vardy and Islam Slimani securing a 2-0 win over cellar-dwellers Sunderland.