Jose Mourinho has criticised the quality of his midfielders tonight Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says he was forced to set up his side the way he did against Manchester City because of the quality of his midfield.Jose Mourinho reveals what Marouane Fellaini told him in dressing room after red cardThe Red Devils managed an all-time low for them in terms of possession in the Premier League, seeing just 31% of the ball all evening at the Etihad Stadium as they settled for a 0-0 draw.
Mourinho defended his tactics, however, insisting he lacked the options in midfield to play with any more ambition.Marouane Fellaini started in place of the injured Paul Pogba Paul Pogba and Juan Mata were among the big names missing in action in that area of the pitch, and Mourinho hailed his side's battling qualities in a difficult away game.'We wanted to do more in terms of attacking and to explore more of the counter attack.
In the first half we had good control but the second became more difficult,' the Portuguese said afterwards.'We had to BCBGMAXAZRIA rose dawn Summer dress make a decision to play for the draw and had to fight hard to take a point.
They started strong, pushed hard and I promised not to speak about players who weren't playing so I won't but we just didn't have the quality Handbags of players in midfield - we were missing quality there.'In the first half, we were always dangerous and there were points where our movement could have been the start of something important but we lost too many balls.'
Today we showed exactly that (resilience) against a strong team that wants to win at home. With ten men. Without midfield players on the bench. I played Fosu-Mensah (there) in HUGO black Blouse CIRSTENA an extreme situation. To play a big derby like this one shows resilience, and big character from the players.'