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05 Dec 2019, 05:38 IST

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Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho believes Manchester United discover it “simpler” to play in opposition to groups like Tottenham after his good document as Spurs head coach got here to an finish.

A brace from Marcus Rashford noticed United overcome Tottenham 2-1 on Wednesday as Mourinho returned to Previous Trafford to face his former membership.

United have crushed Spurs, high-flying Leicester Metropolis and Chelsea for 3 of their 5 Premier League wins this season, whereas additionally holding Liverpool and Arsenal.

Mourinho, who had gained his first three matches as Spurs head coach, stated United’s method made it simpler for them in opposition to different large golf equipment.

“You have a look at United’s outcomes this season in opposition to one of the best groups they usually had good outcomes,” he instructed a information convention.

“I believe at dwelling once they play like they did [against] Chelsea, Liverpool and Leicester – additionally an ideal staff this season – they all the time had this sort of perspective. I believe it is simpler for them.

“I believe for the way in which they play it is simpler for them, they don’t seem to be afraid to be with a defensive method, they don’t seem to be afraid to be at dwelling and to take their time, to be accountable for the feelings of the sport after which a lot of younger individuals with a lot of power and with an excellent mentality.

“When they’re profitable matches, they’re comfy on this scenario of low block with a large [Harry Maguire] there virtually dominating within the air and being quick in counter-attack with Marcus, with [Daniel] James, with Jesse [Lingard], with [Anthony] Martial.

“I believe the way in which they play it is simpler for them once they play in opposition to the groups which are higher groups, groups that need extra of the ball, groups that wish to have the initiative of the sport so I believe they did properly.”

Dele Alli introduced Spurs degree at Previous Trafford earlier than Rashford’s second-half penalty secured three factors for United, who moved into sixth.

Mourinho stated Rashford’s penalty 4 minutes into the second half was a blow after he felt Spurs had been starting to realize some management.

“We did not lose due to an attacking setup, we misplaced due to the way in which we got here to the sport, by the emotional method,” he stated.

“They’d extra emotion than us, you see for instance [Scott] McTominay’s efficiency, the globality of his efficiency, it was dominant, it was dominant.

“However then as I used to be saying, half-time we completed the primary half with an excellent feeling, the sensation of a constructive end result, the sensation that we had been taking part in higher than them, we had rather more management within the final 10-15 minutes.

“After which within the second half after we thought we had been going for it we make that mistake and after that the sport is a special recreation after which after that one harm right here, one harm there. They did properly, the referee allowed them to do it, however they did properly that management of the time and the emotion of the sport.”

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