Mourinho mocks Frank De Boer as 'worst manager in Premier League history'

Martin Keown likes the'madness of Klopp's personality and the way he connects with players

Martin Keown likes the'madness of Klopp's personality and the way he connects with players

United's record signing Paul Pogba was absent for Saturday's 2-1 victory over north-west rivals Liverpool due to injury and was not present for the section of training open to the media on Monday morning.

McTominay's decision to pass the ball backwards rather than launching a counter-attack midway through the second half against Liverpool was met with derision.

Manchester United are now in pole position to finish behind Manchester City in second in the Premier League, with Liverpool having slipped down to fourth in the league table. Pundits and experts always tend to lash out at Mourinho for his pragmatic approach in big games but what they seem to ignore is that it is because of this style of play, Manchester United are sitting pretty at second on the table and teams who are playing "good, attacking and lovely football" are at third and fourth, respectively.

"I don't know", the United boss said of Pogba's availability for the second-leg fixture at Old Trafford, as quoted by Sky Sports.

"When he chose to break the intensity of the game... that was a wonderful solution that some more experienced players wouldn't make and the fans reacted against the kid".

As a effect, Mourinho is reportedly planning another massive transfer window, and has apparently identified Juventus left back Alex Sandro as one of his key targets.

"In these types of games, when the pressure is on you, you just be yourself and I think that's what seems to happen in these games and the team seems to react well, when maybe we don't react as well in other games", said the 20-year-old.

Tottenham bounced back from their bitterly disappointing Champions League exit at the hands of Juventus by coming from behind to thrash Bournemouth and leapfrog Liverpool into third.

Instead of conceding a late goal as United have done too many times this season, they showed their mettle with a victor at Selhurst Park.

"I think it is a very hard match", said Mourinho. He played the full 90 minutes in the first leg and will be a big loss for Sevilla. "There are 11 players that start, it's just one of those things". Manchester City might already have the League Cup, but they're out of the FA Cup.

Rashford has always possessed the kind of mental toughness that allows him to ride out the rough patches all players have when they're that young.

The challenge for Mourinho is to pass on his knowledge of how to handle the big occasions, especially the more inexperienced ones in his squad.

Rashford's double - on his first Premier League start since Boxing Day - proved decisive, as Liverpool couldn't add to the Bailly own goal as they slipped to a first defeat in eight games in all competitions.

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