Mourinho blames midfield for United’s disappointing draw

Date published: Saturday 1st December 2018 7:56 - Joe Williams

Jose Mourinho thinks Manchester United needed to “lose less balls in midfield” in their 2-2 draw with Southampton on Saturday.

The Red Devils fell behind to two early goals from Stuart Armstrong and Cedric Soares before Romelu Lukaku and Ander Herrera got United back on level terms before the interval.

United failed to complete a turnaround in the second half but they did come away from St Mary’s with a point.

“I think the result is quite fair in spite of the fact we were more dominant in the game,” Mourinho told BBC Sport.

“They had a better start than us. We were in trouble, organising a defensive line with only one centre-back we tried to protect that weakness with playing three instead of two central defenders.

“It worked quite well, the goals we conceded were a direct free-kick and a good shot. But we needed to lose less balls in midfield and if you do that you have more continuity in attack.”

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