Man Utd boss Mourinho: Lukaku pushed me to select him for Everton

Jan 14, 2018, 00:23
Man Utd boss Mourinho: Lukaku pushed me to select him for Everton

"Manchester City have money, they have bought big players" - Jose Mourinho has been harping the same tune for a while but there's an unsung hero who is finally raising his game in the time of need. With Liverpool edging past Burnley 2-1 earlier thanks to an injury-time victor, a defeat for United at Everton hours later would have dropped Mourinho's team below its arch rival to fourth place.

Mourinho also hinted United may opt to bring in reinforcements in the January transfer window due to an injury list which has them "in trouble".

"I think they (ex-players turned pundits) would love to be here, in the club and that's a problem that I can not resolve".

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I think Scholes will be in history as a phenomenal player, not as a pundit.

The 24-year-old, however, is not expected to feature in United's FA Cup home tie against Derby County on Friday after missing Monday's Premier League clash with his former side Everton.

Paul Pogba has hailed Manchester United's collective win against Everton, snapping a five-game winless run.

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They didn't miss the Belgian worldwide too much as goals from Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard gave the away side a 2-0 win.

Lingard sealed the win in the 81st, cutting in from the left wing and sending the ball fizzing over goalkeeper Jordan Pickford to score his seventh league goal of the season, making him United's second top scorer behind Romelu Lukaku.

"If Paul one day decides to be a manager, I wish that he can be 25% as successful as myself, because 25% of 25 (trophies) is around six".

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"He gave so much to my club that I can only thank him because the prestige of this club is based on people like him". Mourinho is just as entitled to saying his opinion as Scholes is and after such a good performance as Pogba put in at Goodison, it stands to reason that the boss will come out fighting for his player. "If he is 25% he will be quite happy".

And while United edged the first half, chances were few and far between for both sides.

The legendary Englishman has indeed criticised the club heavily since turning into a pundit and some speculate it's due to him wanting Ryan Giggs to become the next manager. But, following the criticism which was so heavy and against Louis van Gaal, Mourinho is right to speak out in defence.

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"I think something happened at half time that made them burst out all together because they were okay in the first half but in the second half, they were different class".

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