Mourinho spoke with MUTV immediately after the game where he noted that the home side fought like animals. In addition to trying to solidify that runners-up sot in the Premier League, Jose Mourinho's side will also be looking to progress in the FA Cup and Champions League in the next couple of weeks when they face Huddersfield Town and Sevilla respectively.
As I write these notes I am still not sure whether they will be able today, but if they do play, hopefully they can show us what the can bring to the team and provided a boost for everyone.
That proved to be the final chance of the half as the two sides went into the break level at 0-0.
United were guilty of wasteful finishing with Anthony Martial and Alexis Sanchez the chief culprits and were denied a stoppage-time equaliser when the outstanding debutant keeper Martin Dubravka prevented an own goal from close range.
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"I think to an extent he is bound to be targeted by defenders because he is a talented player and an obvious danger to opponents".
Huddersfield climbed out of the relegation zone after a 4-1 win against Bournemouth at the John Smith's Stadium.
Rafa described today as "an wonderful effort" and who would/could argue? So you know more than me and you know who lost the challenge in the air, you know clearly that so I think it is bad if you put me in a position where I have to criticise a player.
"For me Paul is a midfield player", said Mourinho.
Liverpool increased their lead in the 42nd minute when Firmino turned provider for Salah with a fine flicked pass that the Egypt forward slotted home for his 29th club goal of a dream first season with the Reds.
Asked for his take on Pogba's contribution, fellow Sky Sports pundit Thierry Henry said: "When you have quality, people always expect you to do wonders and the price-tag doesn't help at times". But obviously I am disappointed because we did more than enough to leave without a defeat.