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Mourinho Singles Out One Man Utd Player For Criticism

Mourinho Singles Out One Man Utd Player For Criticism

By SL International - Mar 18, 2018 12:01 PM

Manchester United advanced to the FA Cup semi-finals on Saturday, but Jose Mourinho was critical with one of his stars' performance against Brighton and Hove Albion.

Read: In-Form Lukaku & Matic Send Man Utd Into FA Cup Semi-Finals

Goals from Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic handed the Red Devils a 2-0 win over Brighton at Old Trafford.

However, the United manager singled out Matic after the match, despite the Serbian bagging a goal and an assist.

"I didn't like the game," Mourinho told BT Sport. "I think we deserved to win because I think the game was in control for the majority, we scored two and they didn't score, so we clearly deserved it but we didn't play the way I want.

"I had a reaction from some. Some players were mentally strong enough with football quality and that was the reason we won, but a team of 11 must have six or seven performing and wanting responsibility to play. I'm not happy with the performance, I'm happy with the result.

"When I spend two days with faster build-up and ball arriving earlier between lines and in attacking areas it depends on decisions in possession and movement in attack, I spend two days working on it but attacking players don't want the ball, defenders taking square passes, I have to feel frustrated.

"The biggest frustration is not a bad result because this can happen, it's when I work on the [training] pitch and don't see the situations on the pitch.

"Many, many times Matic was an island of personality and desire and control, surrounded by a lack of personality, class and desire.

"[Scott] McTominay lost more passes than in all his games altogether but he was a Manchester United player, he gives to the team.

"It was a question of mentality. The perfect Manchester United player has quality and personality and is consistent. When you play bad you must have personality."

Read: Mourinho Explains Why Pogba & Sanchez Were Dropped

Do you agree with Mourinho's criticism of Matic? Have your say in the comment section below.


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real_jkc Joined: 24 Mar 2018
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real_jkc Mar 24, 2018 02:14 PM
He was trying to justify his omission of Scott against sevilla.pathetic coach.
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jujunation Mar 18, 2018 07:04 PM
He's just under pressure.he thought they should have won that game against Sevilla,

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