Porous Manchester United represent Jose Mourinho's worst nightmare

It was United's fourth defeat in 12 Premier League games, while they have won just half of their matches.

Despite United's good form in recent weeks, Pep Guardiola's side went into the game as heavy favourites and took the lead through David Silva in the 12th minute.

"Cristiano Ronaldo is a player who moves to the left more, but he moves around a lot and in fact, the goal I scored in Manchester came from his cross from the right".

But you've got to admit, that still is pretty amusing from the England global. I consider the performance of my team as a performance with mistakes.

"For me, personally, to score the victor there was the biggest feeling in my career", the 21-year-old told United's official website.

"For me zero words against my players, everything is positive", Mourinho said. They had 6-0 wins, no pressure, relaxed.

"We can not lose the ball the way we did".

Jose Mourinho's men secured a 2-2 draw with third-placed Chelsea FC at Stamford Bridge last month thanks to Anthony Martial's two goals.

FW Anthony Martial, 6 - United's most risky forward again, he scored the penalty to become only the seventh player to score in five consecutive league games for the club, following Eric Cantona, Dwight Yorke, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo and Robin van Persie.

Jose Mourinho's worst nightmare is a porous team, a wonky defence, a hefty goals-conceded column.

Yes, we missed Paul but that doesn't mean with Paul we win the game. The loss of Pogba to injury did not help Mourinho, but by picking a midfield of Nemaja Matic, Ander Herrera and Marouane Fellaini, he denied his team any kind of attacking flair.

It was put to Mourinho that United's title hopes were over because of being equidistant to the top of the table and the bottom three, but he brushed it off.

"When Mario plays he's more of a reference point, and then there's also Douglas and Bernardeschi, so we have a lot of options in attack".

  • Kyle Peterson