Mourinho admits Manchester United lacked ‘aggression and intensity’ after latest OT horror show

It was another disappointing afternoon for Manchester United as they were held to a 0-0 draw at home to Crystal Palace.

Jose Mourinho acknowledged that is was definitely points dropped rather than gained as United failed to find the net against Roy Hodgson’s struggling Palace team.

“Frustrating. The objective was to start well this period of eight matches until December. We did not win one point, we lost two,” Mourinho told BBC Sport.

Mourinho elaborated on where he felt Manchester United were lacking most in Saturday’s performance.

“We knew where they close down and knew where the spaces were, we did not have enough aggression or intensity to kill. We gave the opponent time to have the ball and did not press enough. We gave them moments to breathe, relax and for the time to go. We did not press enough.”

The former Chelsea and Real Madrid manager knows that this United team should be winning home games such as this in the Premier League.

“Confidence or urgency is in the last part of the game. You go direct, go for long balls and for the second balls in the dangerous positions. We did not start with a lack of confidence but extra confidence. When you are at home, you want to win it and you keep going until you do.”

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