Published: Wed, November 28, 2018
Entertaiment | By Minnie Bishop

Jose Mourinho warns Manchester United players who can't handle Old Trafford pressure

Jose Mourinho warns Manchester United players who can't handle Old Trafford pressure

If you ask me do I prefer to play tomorrow at Young Boys here or go again to Berne I would say immediately to play at home. "I never feel pressure at home". "But if it isn't better, I walk!"

Mourinho's woes were further compounded when he confirmed that his much improved and increasingly influential Sweden defender Victor Lindelöf will be absent because of a muscle injury - nearly certainly his thigh - and could also be sidelined over the impending festive period.

"If you feel pressure, stay at home - and when I say home I don't say stadium home, I say home home and watch on TV", Mourinho told a news conference. The Swede will undergo a scan on Tuesday and is expected to be out for around a month. "He has a muscular problem and muscular problem takes time".

Subsequent Premier League results have been less impressive - a 3-1 defeat in the Manchester derby followed after the global break by Saturday's uninspiring 0-0 draw at home to Crystal Palace.

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

Lindelof played on despite the injury against Palace but Mourinho questioned the heart and desire of other players after the game, just days after pointing a finger at youngsters Martial, Rashford, Jesse Lingard and Luke Shaw, who were accused of lacking character and maturity as part of a wider critique about the "spoilt" modern day generation of players.

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"You need a thick skin to play under this manager and for this club", he said.

"Obviously thats what we need to do. We all want to be the best team we can be and we all want to win trophies".

And defender Phil Jones said: 'We are thankful to David de Gea for pulling off a wonderful save.

UEFA fined United €15,000 (£13,000) for their late arrival and the subsequent delayed kick-off of their match against Valencia in October.

Recently crowned Sweden's player of the year, the improving 24-year-old has established himself as one of the first names on the team sheet.

"But I think he was talking about nowadays' generation, as opposed to when he was a bit younger".

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