Published: Mon, March 12, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Mourinho: Why I'm Happy The Ref Didn't Send Off Klopp

Mourinho: Why I'm Happy The Ref Didn't Send Off Klopp

In Rashford's first United start since December, the England forward scored twice as the Red Devils defeated Liverpool 2-1 at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Saturday.

Rashford burst onto Romelu Lukaku's flick-on and turned inside Trent Alexander-Arnold before blasting past Loris Karius into the far corner.

United's first-half play was very impressive and they were completely deserving of the lead but Liverpool dominated possession in the second-half.

"I wouldn't go so far as saying it was a flawless performance".

Sanchez was signed in a swap deal that reportedly made him the Premier League's best-paid player but the Chile worldwide has scored just one goal in eight United appearances, well below his career strike rate.

"I don't know", Mourinho said when asked about Pogba's availability. Two big wins in quick succession could mean a great victory against great rival just days after an incredible comeback against Crystal Palace.

A deflected strike from Willian and a Martin Kelly own goal put Chelsea in control at the break, but they took their foot off the gas in the second half. United showed big improvements in these last matches against Liverpool and Chelsea.

At the moment, there also seems to be a segregation between the midfield and the attack, which could be down to Mourinho's tactics, but the whole point of having a player of Paul Pogba's stature is to utilize him in connecting the two banks of three and creating seamless transitions from defence into attack.

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There were unsavoury scenes at London Stadium where pitch invasions and mass protests in the stands forced owners David Sullivan and David Gold to leave the director's box, with police brought in to restore order.

"They need the points, definitely, for them, it will be maybe a good point but for us, we never play for a point". "In football you are going to be up, you're going to be down".

Even though Liverpool survived the first half onslaught and held on, the story of the second half was a complete opposite.

With the score at 0-0 from the first leg, Lukaku won't mind whether he scores or assists - as long as United progress.

"I think we deserved the goal and then it was the situation with the best piece of football in the whole game, the one-two between Roberto and Sadio and a clear foul and no penalty".

A win over Sevilla moves Manchester United into Friday's quarterfinal draw, with Liverpool and Manchester City.

Manchester City enjoy a 13-point lead at the top of the Premier League with a game in hand.

Klopp's side are next in action at home against Watford next Saturday.

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