Manchester United came back from 2-0 down to beat Crystal Palace 3-2 tonight in a thoroughly entertaining affair at Selhurst Park tonight, although Red Devil’s manager Jose Mourinho was seriously unhappy with his sides defending.
The Portuguese coach did praise his sides attitude in staging their comeback, which was sealed by a beautiful last minute long range effort from Nemanja Matic. But he was clearly dismayed by the nature of teams defending throughout the game.
“It was a fantastic match. It was a difficult match for me because my team made so many mistakes.
“We played very good quality football in the second half but we made so many defensive mistakes.
“I don’t like my teams to lose their organisation like we did, but it was an amazing match and a very important win for us.
“That disgraceful, childish second goal changed everything. But the players kept an amazing attitude. Juan Mata was finding spaces inside, Marcus Rashford was open on the left and brought their right-back wide to give us more space in the middle.
“You always need that little bit of luck to win a match in the last few minutes. Sometimes the winner is the one who deserves the congratulations but I think Roy Hodgson did everything right.
“I cannot tell you half of the things I told my team at half-time because there would be lots of bleeping on television. But what I can say was all about the tactical positioning.
“To come back from 2-0 down away from home against a team that is desperate for points, it gives us a great feeling.” Mourinho said.
United’s win see’s them regain second spot in the Premier League table ahead of Liverpool. Which sets next Saturday’s fixture between the arch rivals up perfectly.