EPL: Mourinho reveals why Pogba allowed Sanchez take penalty against Huddersfield

Carrie Guzman
February 4, 2018

United won, comfortably in the end, thanks to second-half goals from Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez, but the performance was full of reminders of how disjointed the Red Devils can still look, and in particular of how much they miss Pogba's ability to connect defense and attack.

When then asked to explain his comments, Mourinho replied: "It's not Portsmouth".

"I don't think is a dream goal for Alexis, every player prefers to score without a save and the second ball but it also show his attention to detail, his reaction and his desire, that's fine". Here the atmosphere is a bit quieter, ours is not very enthusiastic but the players love playing here.

At Old Trafford, United struggled for 55 minutes to break down the visitors after manager David Warner set up a defensive line-up. It's an injury and I feel sorry for him personally and I feel sorry for the team because he's an important player for us.

Old Trafford observed a minute of silence before kick-off to commemorate the Munich air disaster, which happened 60 years ago.

"I think tomorrow is an fantastic day to show the respect, to show the passion for the club, the respect for them [the victims], the respect for their families and I think it's a day to play well".

Captain, 3 jawans martyred in Pak shelling in Rajouri
Army men killed are identified as Captain Kapil Kundu, Rifleman Ramavatar, Rifleman Subham Singh and Havaldar Roshan Lal of 15 Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry.


United's capture of Sanchez was the most eye-catching deal of last month's transfer window, with Lukaku relishing the chance to play with the Chilean forward who moved to Manchester in a swap deal with Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Mourinho also used his post-match press conference to confirm that Marouane Fellaini is likely to be out until March after knee surgery.

Pogba was introduced from the bench for Lingard in the 65th minute and United's second goal soon followed.

With Pep Guardiola's side dropping points, Mourinho has cut the gap at the top of the Premier League to 13 points after City were held 1-1 at Turf Moor by Sean Dyche's Burnley on Saturday afternoon. It's a small intervention in his external (lateral) meniscus and I want to believe that by the end of March he can be back.

The former Chelsea manager insisted afterwards the Belgium global went off with a lateral ligament injury and it was one of many talking points for the visitors.

"Throughout the game, they never really looked like threatening us". "Hopefully Lucas can come and fit right in and, when he gets an opportunity, take it".

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