‘keep residence’ if you cannot deal with Outdated Trafford strain



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27 Nov 2018, 16:48 IST

London, Nov 27 (AFP) Jose Mourinho has informed Manchester United’s underachieving gamers to “keep at residence” if they can not deal with the strain to carry out at Outdated Trafford as they search to succeed in the Champions League final 16.

Younger Boys are the guests on Tuesday because the Purple Devils look to qualify for the knockout section with a recreation to spare — a feat they’ll obtain ought to they win and Valencia fail to beat Juventus.

Progress could be a welcome shot within the arm after Saturday’s tepid goalless draw with struggling Crystal Palace, which left them 14 factors behind Premier League leaders Manchester Metropolis and with a mere three wins from 9 residence matches in all competitions.

Nevertheless, Mourinho rejected strategies that his gamers discover it simpler to play away and laughed off a suggestion that enjoying at Outdated Trafford introduced added strain forward of dealing with the Swiss champions.

“In the event you really feel strain, keep at residence — and after I say residence, I do not say stadium residence, I say residence residence and watch on TV,” he stated.

“In the event you really feel strain to play matches at residence the place the folks come to assist… come on. I by no means felt strain to play at residence.”

Mourinho expects a response from his facet in Tuesday’s Group H encounter, having questioned a few of his gamers’ “coronary heart”, want and depth after the 0-Zero draw with Palace.

The United supervisor spoke of his frustrations along with his workforce’s sub-par performances earlier than the match in opposition to Swiss facet Younger Boys, saying he needed his gamers “to not be reactive however proactive”.

“I would like the workforce to begin robust, I would like the workforce to have a go instantly and it’s a bit irritating,” he stated.

Mourinho stated defender Victor Lindelof would probably be out of motion for “fairly some time” with an harm.

“(Lindelof) does the scan (Tuesday) however, by the expertise of the medical division and the emotions of the participant, he has a muscular downside and a muscular downside takes time,” he added.

“I’d say if we’ve him for the Christmas interval — the place we’d like, if doable, each participant to be accessible for that troublesome interval till the Newcastle match on January 2 — if we will have Victor accessible for that interval, it is going to be good


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