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Man Utd news: Jose Mourinho claim after Sevilla draw provokes strong Ian Wright response
- Updated: February 22, 2018
IAN WRIGHT has taken issue with one particular remark from Jose Mourinho after Manchester United’s draw to Sevilla.
Manchester United were held to a goalless draw in the first leg of their last-16 Champions League tie and lacked creativity and guile going forward.
In fact, United came very close to conceding and David de Gea had to pull off a series of reflex saves to keep a clean sheet.
Mourinho suggested after the game that United began to tire in the second half.
But Wright insists United can’t possibly use that as an excuse for their underwhelming performance.
“Mourinho saying they were tired in the second half,” Wright told BBC Radio 5 live.
“If Man Utd played to a tempo and pulled them all over the place, imagine what could they have done to Sevilla.
“They didn’t even pass the ball with pace.”
Meanwhile, Mourinho gave an injury update on Ander Herrera, who was forced to make way for Paul Pogba after just 17 minutes.
He said: “He had a small injury that stopped him for the last couple of matches.
“The medical department gave him 100% ready for last Saturday.
“We didn’t play him to give more work and more protection but it looks like he was not fully fit.
'The medical department gave him fully fit. He trained Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.
“He looked fit, the way he was playing during the time on the pitch he showed that intensity that is only possible when you feel fully fit.”