MX23RW : Tuesday, December 11 14:18:27
Dec 1, 2018 at 5.30pm UK at ​St Mary's Stadium
Southampton
2-2
Man UtdManchester United
Armstrong (13'), Soares (20')
FT(HT: 2-2)
Lukaku (33'), Herrera (39')

Jose Mourinho: 'We have no mad dogs'

Jose Mourinho: 'We have no mad dogs'
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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says that his team are missing "mad dogs" who "bite the ball all the time".

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has said that his team are missing "mad dogs" who "bite the ball all the time".

United came from two goals behind to draw 2-2 with Southampton in Saturday's Premier League clash at St Mary's.

The Red Devils are now 16 points off the top of the Premier League, and six points off fourth-placed Chelsea ahead of Sunday's fixtures.

Mourinho has suggested that more aggression and work-rate from his midfielders would have helped the team overcome Southampton on Saturday.

"We lost so many balls in midfield, so many balls in our transition to the last third that it was difficult to have that continuity," Mourinho told BT Sport.

"We don't have many - I hope people understand what I mean - we don't have many mad dogs, who bite the ball all the time. Scott [McTominay] and [Nemanja] Matic did a very positive job for two midfield players and Phil Jones leads that group of three in a way we are totally in control.

"What we needed to improve in this game is simplicity in midfield. By losing so many balls in midfield, we broke that dynamic that normally leads to goals."

United are next in action at home to Arsenal on Wednesday night.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool1613303462842
2Manchester CityMan City1613214593641
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs16120430161436
4Chelsea16104233132034
5Arsenal16104235201534
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd167542826226
7Everton166642319424
8Bournemouth167272526-123
9Leicester CityLeicester166462120122
10Wolverhampton WanderersWolves166461719-222
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham166372325-221
12Watford166372023-321
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton166371922-321
14Cardiff CityCardiff1642101530-1514
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle163491322-913
16Crystal Palace1633101323-1012
17Burnley1633101532-1712
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield1624101027-1710
19Southampton161691330-179
20Fulham1623111640-249

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