MX23RW : Tuesday, February 19 03:32:44
Dec 1, 2018 at 5.30pm UK at ​St Mary's Stadium
Attendance: 30,187
Southampton
2-2
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Armstrong (13'), Soares (20')
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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
1Manchester CityMan City27212474205465
2Liverpool26205159154465
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs26200654252960
4Manchester UnitedMan Utd26156552351751
5Arsenal26155653371650
6Chelsea26155645291650
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2611693433139
8Watford2610793434037
9Everton2796123639-333
10West Ham UnitedWest Ham2696113239-733
11Bournemouth26103133747-1033
12Leicester CityLeicester2695123134-332
13Crystal Palace2676132734-727
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2676132839-1127
15Burnley2676132947-1827
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2667132234-1225
17Cardiff CityCardiff2674152447-2325
18Southampton2659122844-1624
19Fulham2645172558-3317
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2625191448-3411

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