Jose Mourinho wants Man United to make this key signing in January

Jose Mourinho wants Man United to make this key signing in January

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho accused his players of not showing "enough heart" after they limped to a goalless draw at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday. "Normally we are not very good at second balls", said United's manager pointedly and presumably laying down a gauntlet.

He didn't name names - but the decision to replace Pogba with Alexis Sanchez after 68 minutes was telling. "You must play with brain, we must play also with heart, and I think (there was) not enough heart".

"Sometimes, of course, it might look like that [players don't have enough desire] but I look in the training ground and I look around the changing room and I think everyone wants the same and that's to win games and to climb up the table", said Shaw.

Now he's warned them they risk elimination from the Champions League if they produce a similar display against Young Boys on Tuesday.

Victory for Mourinho's men, allied to a Valencia failure to beat Juventus, would see United qualify for the last 16 of European club football's elite competition with a game to spare. "[Phil] Jones, [Chris] Smalling and [Eric] Bailly are the three [defenders] we have".

Lukaku and Sanchez have scored just five league goals between them in United's first 13 domestic outings this term, with United's senior attackers generally failing to live up to the club's heavy investment in their recruitment.

"I think we need to keep working hard as a team and creating those chances and ultimately finishing them and making sure the games that we are dominate we win". If you feel pressure to play matches at home when the people come to support, come on. "When they are open, they change".

According to Manchester Evening News, Jose said to BT Sport: "I think he feels, when he sets the team up, he has to really protect the middle of the pitch, the centre-halves".

"They are spoilt kids now, the kids of today have a different life, an easier environment and I'm talking about the people around the players".

Mourinho confirmed that Victor Lindelof could be out until Christmas with the muscle injury he sustained against Palace.

'I want the team to start strong and go strong on the opponent, not to be waiting, ' he added.

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