Jose Mourinho says Marcus Rashford was Manchester United's 'mad dog' at Southampton

Elena Summers
December 2, 2018

Jose Mourinho's public fallout with Manchester United star Paul Pogba has escalated further after Saturday evening's draw at Southampton.

United battled back from 2-0 down to earn a draw thanks to goals from Romelu Lukaku and Ander Herrera.

And Rashford set up Herrera for a gorgeous back leg finish with a powerful run into the right side of the box.

Whilst United can't move off a goal difference of -1 (-1!), their fans have had to watch rivals Manchester City once again score an abundance of goals, at 43, nearly double the tally United have wracked up, and top the EPL table.

Sanchez is furious with Mourinho for dropping him for the champions league clash with Young Boys on Tuesday.

The draw leaves United in seventh, six points off the Champions League spots and 16 points off their rivals, Manchester City, who now sit top of the Premier League table.

"If we do, I would say one player. "(Not winning) has to do with the characteristics of the players. We don't have many mad dogs - the ones that bite the ball and press all the time.

Mourinho's side did nearly take an early lead through Lukaku, but looked ragged down the other end and, after missing several chances to clear their lines, Southampton's Michael Obafemi laid the ball off for Armstrong to break the deadlock. "We don't have many - with all the respect, hope people understand what I mean - we don't have many 'mad dogs".

Just after the half hour mark he did well to collect a forward pass and turn past Maya Yoshida before crossing for the unmarked Lukaku, who drove his first goal in seven games over Alex McCarthy and high into the net.

It seemed like it was going to be a bad afternoon for United when the line-ups were released. "Overall I am really pleased".

"Not just because Manchester United was fantastic, but because there was a big difference to the others and now it is not like that".

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