'Lucky' Manchester United giving Mourinho white hair

Heather Diaz
November 5, 2018

"The good thing is the team has the face of a fantastic character and the heart that the game is not over and we go until the end".

We'll have to wait and see how the players progress over the next 48 hours but it will be a huge boost to United if Costa, Matuidi, Mandzukic, Chiellini or Bernardeschi miss the game on Wednesday night.

"I think we have to speak about it in the dressing room, we have to improve the first 20, 25 minutes".

But rather than lavishing all the praise upon the goalscoring substitute, Mourinho has instead highlighted the impact of Herrera, who came off the bench after 56 minutes for only his fifth Premier League appearance of the season.

"It won't be easy, it never is easy to win and we all saw that against Empoli where we struggled, because we started well and then fell asleep", said Allegri of last week's league match which Juventus won thanks to a Ronaldo second-half brace. We knew the second half was going to be a different game.

Saturday was another exhibition of fighting spirit, as United turned around a terrible first half away to Bournemouth to win 2-1 in added time. It's a great feeling and it's bringing us closer together.

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The bone of contention remains the focal point of the Manchester United attack, a responsibility which should be bestowed on Marcus Rashford once again, with Romelu Lukaku struggling to perform at his best.

"I think a few mistakes create instability. We are doing everything we can to get there", he said.

And the visitors were lucky not to be further behind by the time Ashley Young burst down the right and played in Alexis Sanchez, who cut it back for Anthony Martial to guide home. "We're going to win a lot of points that way".

"We are entering a period where we have some really hard games but I would say every game is so tough at this level", added the Cherries boss.

Smalling recognises that United's indifferent start has left them with an uphill task in order to attain a top-four finish but he knows any criticism comes with the territory.

"To be able to be a club like this and last as long as I have you need to have that courage and belief in your ability", Smalling said. "But in the best teams you need more than that", Ferdinand told BT Sport.

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