José Mourinho: Sevilla and Brighton ties more important than Liverpool win


The Red Devils were led to victory by Marcus Rashford's two goals at Old Trafford on Saturday, which consolidated second place for them in the Premier League standings. Mourinho was booed by the United fans for his decision, which he defended by citing a fear Rashford could have seen a second yellow card. Personally, taking the confidence from this game into the next games is important.

"In these types of games, when the pressure is on you, you just be yourself and I think that's what seems to happen in these games and the team seems to react well, when maybe we don't react as well in other games. Things this manager wants are becoming more clear to me".

Manchester United thrive in the absence of Paul Pogba against Liverpool. "Lukaku is one of the best strikers in the world, we needed to be around to pick up the ball, we were not and Rashford could use the situation twice", said Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp.

The facts are indisputable, Manchester United will end the season with more wins, points, goals than past year, and can point to home wins against Spurs, Chelsea and now Liverpool.

The victory against Liverpool follows previous league wins against Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham, yet Mourinho shrugged off their importance.

Manchester United now switch their attentions back towards Champions League affairs and their crunch clash against Sevilla in the last 16 at Old Trafford on Tuesday night.

"That's modern football. You have to live in the moment and cope with it". Liverpool is a big match, a match against a direct competitor for the top four but nothing is decided.

"He plays like he already played five or six years in the Premier League, but he's still young".

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We don't ignore the goals we conceded, but if you ignore them for a second you would say, "OK, that's how you have to play".

"Against Crystal Palace, he improved us a lot in the second half when he came into the game".

"If he has one or two not good games, he puts him out. But you've got to always work hard and he does".

Jurgen Klopp felt that a draw would have been a fair result, speaking after his Liverpool side lost 2-1 to Manchester United on Saturday.

Shearer continued: "Mourinho killed the game off to ensure the win".

Swansea City, who had Jordan Ayew sent off in the 11th minute, held Huddersfield Town to a 0-0 draw at the John Smith's Stadium while Wayne Rooney's penalty miss mattered little as Everton beat Brighton and Hove Albion 2-0 at Goodison Park.

He said: "He trained after you [the media] left". "It was a complete performance by us with two different halves", Mourinho said.