Watch Jose Mourinho's incredible reaction to Young Boys victor

Arnold Nichols
November 28, 2018

"What I want is a team to start strong, not waiting", Mourinho added.

However, Mourinho knocked back suggestions his players find it easier to play away and laughed off a suggestion that playing at Old Trafford brought added pressure ahead of facing the Swiss champions.

Matteo Darmian, who started against Palace, was also missing from Monday's training, along with Marcos Rojo.

"I want to play this game as a knockout game and the team we are going to pick is a team that tries to have that happiness to cope with that little pressure to the players that is not a real pressure because the reality is we have one more match to play. I want them to start strong and have a go nearly immediately".

"But, look, what he said the other day, I think that was more a generation thing and I don't think it was really aimed much at us as individuals".

"It's the biggest club in the world and we as players need to take what's said and take that on board".


But United are the only team who have failed to score at home in the Champions League this season after a 1-0 defeat to Juventus and goalless draw against Valencia and they were booed off after Saturday's woeful stalemate at home to Crystal Palace.

With United able to qualify for the knockout rounds tomorrow if they beat Young Boys and Juventus don't lose to Valencia, Mourinho wants his players to go all-out for victory and treat the game as a knockout match. Rio Ferdinand also criticised the move while over on RTE Sport, Damien Duff suggested it is not what you want to see from a manager towards a young player.

"If you feel pressure, stay at home - and when I say home I don't say stadium home, I say home home and watch on TV", Mourinho told a news conference. "Let's play this game like a game we have to win".

"An injury - a proper injury - that will keep him out for a while".

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has said he is frustrated at watching his players seemingly ignore his instructions when they are on the pitch. "If we can have Victor available for the Christmas period it will be good". "You need that aggression and intensity in the midfield, which, to be honest, we don't have".

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