Scholes: Manchester United back four 'look like nervous wrecks.'

Lynette Rowe
November 5, 2018

"I'm trying to find a balance where we develop the team in the second and first phase of attack and we develop the talented players that we have without losing the balance".

Jose Mourinho has hailed Ander Herrera's introduction as "fundamental" in securing a late comeback win for Manchester United at Bournemouth on Saturday. Wilson caused a myriad of trouble for United's centre-half pairing of Chris Smalling and Victor Lindelof and clearly deserved scoring the opener in the eleventh minute. "We know we're going into a very tough week now but we can come out with some good results and it can be seen as a good month". This is a run that goes back 21 games in total and his win percentage over English managers is simply outstanding.

Romelu Lukaku may not recover in time to return to the Manchester United squad to play Juventus, Jose Mourinho has admitted.

But despite that miss by the England striker, whose first Premier League goal since September later redeemed him, Mourinho felt United delivered a much improved performance after the interval. I feel like people watching this game will not believe how hard we trained this week. We've had an inconsistent start to the season and every point is huge for us.

"I think by the end of December, which is the end of the first half of the Premier League, I think we are not going to be in the position we are now".

Rashford and Alexis Sánchez, against Newcastle United, have both scored stoppage-time winners in recent weeks, which has also led to comparisons with Ferguson's reign, during which his team often prospered late on.

'We are showing that attitude of never giving in and you can see that coming out.

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"The first half was a disaster", said Mourinho.

'It brings us closer together.

"We have a big week ahead [against Juventus and Manchester City] and we need to start the games right". Who can give that added burst in the last five minutes?

Mourinho's second half changes shifted he course of the game as Ander Herrera made an impact from the bench and Rashford scored the victor after he replaced Juan Mata after 56 minutes. "We as players have to stand tall and the spotlight will be on us because we are supposed to be in the top four".

The Daily Mirror says that one of the reasons United's aims are being hampered is that agents are using Sanchez's salary as a guide during negotiations.

In what comes as frustrating news to Manchester United fans, star duo Anthony Martial and David De Gea have reportedly refused to sign new long-term contracts with the club.

The 27-year-old is certainly the best player we have at United and was brilliant in our 2-1 win over Bournemouth on Saturday.

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