Mourinho Bluntly Says Mkhitaryan "Doesn't Deserve" United Place

Glen Mclaughlin
December 17, 2017

Mourinho suggested in his pre-match press conference that City's players go to ground too easily, although it was two mistakes from United that gifted their neighbours a 2-1 win at Old Trafford. "They had one more day's rest than us, they were fresher than us, and mentally fresher because a big match takes more from our players", Mourinho said.

Mourinho was accused of employing defensive tactics and Van Gaal who was often criticised for tiresome football, insists Mourinho's team is worse.

"To have Micki means that I don't have one of them and, in this moment, I believe the other ones they deserve [the chance to play]".

"They have a good dynamic in attack, they have creative movement".

Asked to elaborate, Mourinho added: "Diversity of behaviour, of opinion, of education you know".

After the Bournemouth game, Jose Mourinho was drawn into giving an update on Ivory Coast centre-half Eric Bailly. But there are still areas of the pitch that need reinforcements.

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"Then it is up to the referee to analyse and make a decision about it, but I can not speak about that".

When Pep Guardiola arrived at City, he cleared all of the dead wood.

Mikel Arteta, the City assistant coach, was left with a cut to his right eyebrow as plastic bottles and milk cartons were thrown in the mêlée that followed his team's 2-1 victory over United.

Whereas the FA fast-tracks disciplinary proceedings involving individual players to make sure they are punished as soon as possible and can not play in additional games, they accept that United and City have nothing to gain by being granted a two-day extension.

The clubs have until 6pm on Friday to respond to that request.

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