Jose Mourinho criticises desire of Manchester United players

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Manchester United coach Hose Mourinho has admitted his side deserved punishment after United were held to a 1-1 draw by Wolves at Old Trafford.

Sanchez is still a world-class footballer but does not look it at United and, his debut at Yeovil Town, the win at Wembley against Tottenham and the second half of the league game at Manchester City aside, moments of outstanding football beauty have been few.

Man United took the lead midway through the first half when Fred fired in his first goal for the club from outside the box.

"If he starts arriving in possible scoring positions that can be a plus for the team, so I'm happy with that".

"It is no coincidence the team has continued to improve ever since and I hope that is the same story again today, with the players and the fans driving each other on".

"I'm not the manager, I can not, like, say that but ... obviously we should show more option of playing but I can not say that because I'm a player", Pogba said.

"I can't explain the difference of attitude because I never have a difference of attitude", he added.

'The fact we're on telly against one of the best teams in the Premier League is a challenge for us.

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"And I could say [we were] exhausted, Champions League, terrible pitch [at Young Boys], the body suffered a different impact than a match in natural grass, not coming home after the match".

Jose Mourinho had said that he wished his players went out every game playing like it was the "World Cup final".

"The attitude made the difference". We come home with a good spirit, we come home let's say in peace because we recover.

"So, for me, it's hard to explain that". 'We've had three games at home and we've got only four points. After the opener, they started dominating play for large portions of the match. "Fellaini played 20, 25 minutes, Fred played 60 minutes, Valencia also didn't play". So yes, it's a mental situation.

But it was the Frenchman who was at fault for Wolves' equaliser after half-time when he was caught in possession in midfield in the build-up to Joao Moutinho's strike. "We all know that is not the case".

Wolves were dynamic on the counter, constantly posing a goal threat through Helder Costa and Diogo Jota's relentless runs down the wings.

Mourinho said his team will find it tough to top the 81 points they collected last term - their best return since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013.

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