Published: Mon, February 12, 2018
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Newcastle rock Man Utd as Huddersfield win at last

Newcastle rock Man Utd as Huddersfield win at last

However, the French midfielder put in a sluggish shift in Tyneside and was taken off just after Matt Ritchie's match-winning strike in the 65th minute.

Mourinho spoke with MUTV immediately after the game where he noted that the home side fought like animals.

"We were doing well for a while (going forward), then we were defending, but the teamwork and the way they fought for every ball...was incredible". The gods of football were on their side.

"We have had some games where in the last five or 10 minutes where we have conceded, today we were a bit lucky in some of the shots they had...but still the team worked so hard and in this kind of game, anything can happen". They gave everything they had.

"They got from us a defensive mistake and from a free-kick they scored".

Pogba was also taken off midway through the second half of United's 2-0 loss at Tottenham on January 31, before being dropped for the victory over Huddersfield last weekend. "I think it's hard, honestly, I always felt we had lovely but hard matches".

"Our idea is to win any game, home or away - you can't question our effort we have to learn how to manage games".

Alexis Sanchez, Jesse Lingard, Anthony Martial and Romelu Lukaku have all been named in the starting line-up against Newcastle, while Juan Mata is the only recognised attacking player among the substitutes. Defenders are not going to let the most skilful players play with freedom, that's the nature of the game. Were Newcastle lucky? Yes, they were.

"We train we work, we organise, the players have their individual jobs when they defend zonal". The players know there are responsibilities but I am pretty sure you already watch that goal on TV a few times, I didn't.

"There are so many awards - performance of the week, manager of the month and this and that - they should give one to the guy that behaves best on the touchline and it should be the fourth official to vote", the Red Devils manager said. By yourself you make your own analysis.

Rooney, speaking on Sky Sports, had said: "For me Paul Pogba is a classic box-to-box player".

Newcastle's game against Crystal Palace summed up Benitez' side perfectly, they had moments of brilliance and looked comfortable in the first half after calming an early spell of pressure, then they collapsed, the second half was an all-to-familiar auto crash for the Magpies.

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