Published: Mon, November 12, 2018
Entertaiment | By Simon Arnold

Jose Mourinho claims Marouane Fellaini broke his game plan vs Man City

Jose Mourinho claims Marouane Fellaini broke his game plan vs Man City

Lukaku forced a penalty not long after coming on and Martial scored for the fifth consecutive matchday.

Jose Mourinho was not wrong when he claimed ahead of the 177th Manchester derby that Manchester City are "untouchable".

The distance between the two teams is already 12 points, an insurmountable obstacle for the Red Devils, and we are only in mid-November.

United came from a goal down to win 2-1 in Turin on Wednesday, handing the Old Lady their first defeat of the season in all competitions.

The lack of a truly world-class creative player in the United squad stands out when they are up against a quality opponent like City, but Mata is the best that they have and he should be used more often.

But you've got to admit, that still is pretty amusing from the England worldwide. They could have folded when 1-0 down but battled to stay in the game until half-time.

Mourinho's hand was certainly weakened on Sunday by the absence of Paul Pogba through injury, but it is an indictment of United that they do not have a player capable of stepping in to fill the void left by the inconsistent and, at times, infuriating French midfielder.

"I consider the performance of my team one of mistakes rather than a bad performance", Mourinho said. "We won't lose that because of a defeat".

"Our second game [against Juventus] was like a final for us, against one of the best teams in Europe, demanding everything we had to give from physical and mental perspective".

That excuse about suffering from fatigue surfaced again and although United's four-game PL unbeaten run is over, Mourinho is adamant they're moving in the right direction.

'Because Fellaini is not in conditions to play 90 minutes.

"For me it was more important to get three points but it's always nice to score", said Aguero. At 2-1, to bring a fresh Fellaini to the pitch, I think they would be in big trouble.

Yes, we missed Paul but that doesn't mean with Paul we win the game.

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