Jose Mourinho demands major Champions League rule change

Annette Crawford
September 21, 2018

Asked whether this was down to the Lindelöf-Smalling partnership, Mourinho said: "No, I think the team as a team is resolving the defensive problems better than before".

Dalot was solid as United kept a clean sheet in the Champions League, with Jose Mourinho's side recording a 4-0 win over Young Boys.

United are without the suspended Nemanja Matic and Marcus Rashford this weekend while Ander Herrera is close to a return.

It was an important victory in a tough Champions League group for United that'll see them have to take on both Juventus and Valencia, two impressive teams, to qualify. Taking these steps before shooting definitely gave him time to think and it seemed to work out for him.

Mourinho explained that he is concerned over the potential impact of Young Boys' artificial pitch on the United captain's knee, with Dalot, Ashley Young and Matteo Darmian the options.

"I want him in this process of adaptation to play totally fresh, so he's not playing [against Wolves], he plays Tuesday [against Derby in the Carabao Cup]", Mourinho told a news conference on Friday.

"I have the confidence of the players to let me take it so I thank them for that and thanks the manager for letting me take it as well". We all know that it's not easy to be dominant in the Championship.

"If he wants to become a star, someone who can run games, and people talk about his like he is a proper player, I think he's got to show consistency, he's got to show leadership and I think he's got to change his attitude to football", Souness said.

'That team at Porto, 75 per cent are now mangers.

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