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Jose Mourinho: Man United ‘always’ find a way to fight back

Fighting back all the time

Jose Mourinho has praised his Manchester United side for always fighting back.

The Red Devils manager noted that his side are great at making comebacks in games.

They’ve done it several times this season, including against Juventus and Newcastle United.

However, Mourinho also warned that they have to stop conceding goals, or it will come back to haunt them.

Sky Sports report Mourinho said: “We are not a team that gives up. We are a team that always finds a way to fight back, sometimes changing results and other times not.

“We are a team that has that collective spirit to fight back but it is not always possible.

“So if we keep conceding goals before the opponent we will arrive at the day where we cannot come back. So we have to make sure that we grow up, not just in our approach, but also in our compactness [in order to] start matches well.

“Against Juventus, I have to say that happened. We conceded a goal in minute 60 or something like that and we had a good start. I would even say that in the first 15 or 20 minutes we were totally in control.”

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 07: Josep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City gives instructions to Benjamin Mendy, Riyad Mahrez, and Sergio Aguero of Manchester City during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Manchester City at Anfield on October 7, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Man City up next

Next up for Man United is of course their neighbours Man City.

It’s always a huge game, but with the top of the table tighter than ever, Mourinho will want to put a dent in City’s title hopes.

Not only that, but he will know his side cannot be on the back foot at the start of the game.


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This season, City have taken it up a gear, and are scoring for fun.

United may have come back from 2-0 down to win the last game between the pair 3-2, but it may not be the same case this time around.

See also: Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool do not have to win title for successful season

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