Manchester United players ignoring my instructions - Jose Mourinho

Posted November 28, 2018

As if to prove his left-back's point, Mourinho responded by declaring that any player feeling cowed by the pressure of performing in front of 75,000 fans at Old Trafford would be better off staying at home and watching Tuesday night's Champions League group game against Young Boys on television.

Jose Mourinho confirmed after Man United's dismal 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace that the Swede had picked up a knock during the game.

The victory was enough to ensure Manchester United will qualify for the knockout phase of the Champions League, although they were indebted to Fellaini's sneaky handball and a goalkeeping masterclass from David de Gea.

"Of course, we're all disappointed but we need to fight for the club and for the team and for the manager starting tomorrow".

Shaw became the first of Mourinho's targets to address the remarks, when he said he had not taken the criticism personally but admitted it requires a "thick skin" to survive under the boss. "I never felt pressure to play at home".

Romelu Lukaku, who boasts a good record against the Swiss Super League leaders from his Everton days, is once again set to spearhead the attack for Mourinho's side, ahead of Marcus Rashford and Alexis Sanchez.

"If you feel pressure to play matches at home where the people come to support... come on". Information is things much better than last time. The way United are playing, he looks out of date'.

"Victor [has] a proper injury that will keep him out for a while", said Mourinho.

"A lot of the fans would not have even seen the goal, they would have gone - it was one of those performances", he added on The Debate. "Normally we are not very good at second balls", said United's manager pointedly and presumably laying down a gauntlet.

"It is not a crucial match because if we don't win we still don't depend on other results, so is not a crucial game but I want to play from minute one like it's the last chance we have to qualify", Mourinho said.

The former Aston Villa winger is set to become a free agent at the end of the current campaign following seven seasons at the 20-time English champions.