Luke Shaw criticised by Jose Mourinho again despite return to action for
- Author: Julie Sanders Apr 08, 2017,
Apr 08, 2017, 15:41
Last weekend, Mourinho claimed that the 21-year-old is a "long way behind" his teammates in terms of work ethic, but he was restored to the squad for the visit of Everton at Old Trafford. Because he was in front of me and I was making every decision for him. I want to play for the manager and I want to help this team get back to the top.
United had striker Ibrahimovic to thank again as the Swede's injury-time penalty rescued a point which keeps United fifth in the table. Because they could defend, get in the box and finish goals? Everton did so with Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley, but while United have the pace of Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard to attack on the counter, they rarely do so.
"The players gave everything".
"We had to do it by the attitude point of view".
The result left United in fifth place on 54 points, four points behind rivals Manchester City, who now occupy the fourth and final Champions League qualifying spot.
With an assist from Ashley Williams, Jagielka pumped in the winning-goal to ensure that United suffered a major blow early in the English Premier League game. "It is mathematically possible but depends on our opponents".
Reflecting on a result that left United four points off the Champions League places, Mourinho said: "Twenty matches unbeaten is fantastic". Because of that we are in the position we are. "I would happily sign up now to go 20 matches unbeaten next season, but to win more games we need to score more goals".
"It's easy to see in the kid", Mourinho said.
"At the end we equalised". We had a few chances.
United would not have even managed a single point, if not for Luke Shaw's late attempt at goal, the ball striking Ashley Williams on the arm and Zlatan Ibrahimovic stepping up to slot in the penalty in the fourth minute of stoppage time. I am sure we will improve. The gameplan worked and we knew we would have to soak up some pressure.
"It's one thing for Marcus Rashford, who comes previous year with no responsibility and scores a goal". It was hard with their two big fellas up top.
"We're obviously giving ourselves the tougher task, but we're not giving up".
"There is just no fear factor at Old Trafford anymore".
"I can understand players if you substitute them that they are a little disappointed", Koeman said.
"They are strong, United, they have individual qualities".