Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho defended by club legend

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Jose Mourinho explains the emotions behind throwing a drinks rack after Manchester United's victor against Young Boys and says he is proud of his side's performance.

Following a 0-0 home draw against Crystal Palace at the weekend, United will hope they can turn in a better display on the road when they travel to face Southampton on Saturday in Premier League play. The two years I wasn't in the Champions League, I won the Europa League twice'.

The dour win has ensured that United have qualified for the Champions League Round of 16, but for much of the match a clearly frustrated Mourinho watched his star-laden side misfire.

"Never one of my teams stays behind the group phase".

'I know his agent is happy to do what the player wants and I also know the board want him to stay. I think we didn't play for that, we didn't play for 0-0 and to be in trouble until the last minute, so frustration.

"I would say if we have him for the Christmas period - where we need, if possible, every player to be available for that hard period until the Newcastle match on January 2 - if we can have Victor available for that period, it will be good".

Mourinho reacted to the goal by wreaking havoc on the team's water bottles.

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Fellaini's arrival in 2013 as a 27.5 million pounds signing by his former Everton boss David Moyes, was hardly greeted with enthusiasm by United fans who were already underwhelmed by the choice of successor to Alex Ferguson. And I said: 'Hell yeah I'm angry.

"I always try to give everything for the team whether I start or don't start".

It is not just critics that irritate Mourinho but questions, too, having raised eyebrows before the game by dropping Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba to the bench, with Alexis Sanchez missing out entirely.

But the Portuguese coach was less than impressed with the 21-year-old just five minutes in when Rashford raced onto Jesse Lingard's flick but dinked his finish over the bar with just goalkeeper David von Ballmoos to beat.

We haven't done that enough this season.

"But, no, you say, "You left big names outside".

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