VAR calls must be "perfect": Mourinho

Hope Soto
February 21, 2018

"[It] means you have to defend well, have the physical conditions to go to the other box, where you have to be good at scoring, creating, heading and then, when your team loses the ball, you have to go to the other box", said Mourinho.

"I'm just a boy from Edinburgh so you have to try and get your head around how you're actually going to make it there".

It became important for Jose Mourinho's men to be able to cope with the pressure as the Terriers came out for the second period looking hungry for an equaliser, and their supreme ability at the back allowed them to take advantage going forward.

Rashford and Herrera have missed the last couple of games due to injury but Valencia featured in the previous Premier League game, at Newcastle United.

West Brom boss Alan Pardew named Jonny Evans and Gareth Barry in his starting line-up despite the experienced duo forming half of a group of four players questioned by Spanish police this week over the theft of a taxi on the club's warm-weather training trip to Barcelona.

"The decision went in our favor but this VAR for me kills the emotion of the game", Wagner said. "I was far from happy over them".

In recent weeks, the defensive partnership of Phil Jones and Chris Smalling has been taking a hammering from many of Hunt's fellow former players-cum-football pundits.

Mourinho acknowledged in his pre-match press conference last week that Pogba preferred to play on the left of a midfield three in a 4-3-3 formation, whereas many argue he has been playing in a deep midfield role as part of a 4-2-3-1 this season.

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"They have to do it in 30 seconds, so after two minutes we are cold and this is the only problem". Jonson Clarke-Harris scored Coventry's consolation.

"It's a score nobody wants".

But it is time for the Red Devils to keep everything aside and focus on the upcoming game against Sevilla in the Champions League.

"But we know we'll have to be at our maximum level and concentrated throughout both games, because at any moment, a top team like United can finish the tie".

Romelu Lukaku scored twice to secure a 2-0 FA Cup win, somewhat overshadowed by a Juan Mata goal being ruled out amid farcical VAR scenes.

This defensive nous coupled with his brilliant passing and ability to dictate the tempo of a game means he would be ideal to fill the missing regista role at Old Trafford and help Pogba play his best football.

It looked as though substitute Harry Kane's late penalty had put Tottenham into the quarter-finals but Davies, also on from the bench, pounced in the 92nd minute to spark joyous scenes at Spotland.

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