Published: Thu, March 08, 2018
Sport | By Tony Jimenez

Mourinho admits blowing fuse after Man Utd conceded 'disgraceful, childish second goal'

Mourinho admits blowing fuse after Man Utd conceded 'disgraceful, childish second goal'

"Disgraceful, childish, you can find so many objectives for the second goal, everything changed, but then the players kept an fantastic attitude", Mourinho said.

Mourinho started by saying that "Marcus was good" when he came on for Scott McTominay at half-time as he "immediately created unsafe situations and opened more spaces" for other players to get into and that caused chaos for the Palace defenders.

The Seagulls recorded a 2-1 win against Arsenal on Sunday, with Murray - whose goals fired Palace to the Premier League in 2013 - on target.

"It's very important because it gives us the points, but also the good feeling", Mourinho said.

'The quality is there for sure, but we have to be honest, we need to do more'.

"I can not tell you half of the things I told my team at half-time because there would be lots of bleeping on television. It wasn't even impossible that we'd score the third goal".

If there were any lingering doubts, this weekend should confirm it, with Chelsea's loss to their cross-city rivals, Manchester United's lead over fifth place in the Premier League has been extended to nine points.

The game was a minute into added time when the Serbia global unleashed a screamer from distance into the left corner to make Mourinho's post-match press conference slightly easier.

Speaking to Sky Sports after the Selhurst Park encounter, Mourinho said: 'It was empty.

"I can only tell you the other half, and the other half was about the tactical positioning".

However, their superb comeback from two goals down will not completely mask what was for large parts an extremely poor performance as United came close to three successive away league defeats for the first time since January 1996.

"We once again go away with no points and, like the game against Tottenham, I thought we deserved something. If we had drawn the game - I don't think anyone, Jose included - would have said it was a scandal", he said.

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