Jose Mourinho criticises Manchester United's heart and desire after Palace stalemate

Boos greet Man U 0-0 draw at home to Crystal Palace in EPL

Boos greet Man U 0-0 draw at home to Crystal Palace in EPL

As if to prove his left-back's point, Mourinho responded by declaring that any player feeling cowed by the pressure of performing in front of 75,000 fans at Old Trafford would be better off staying at home and watching Tuesday night's Champions League group game against Young Boys on television. Okay, you lose, but you go with that spirit until the end.

Mourinho watched on at the weekend as his United team were held at home by Crystal Palace in a turgid 0-0 stalemate.

Chris Smalling admitted today that struggling Manchester United were utterly frustrated by their failure to beat lowly Crystal Palace.

But despite their strong start in Europe this season, United plan to make a big change ahead of their fifth game in the competition. It is a game we really need to win.

Further, Jose also hopes that the arrival of the Austrian worldwide will boost the Mancunian giants' chances of finishing in the top 4 and effectively qualifying for next season's Champions League, which could also end up saving his job at the helm. We just depend on ourselves.

"I don't think it would have been acceptable at the start of the season, and certainly the start of last season, to say the top four is achievable, because he will have wanted to challenge for the title with the money that has been spent".

Boos greet Man U 0-0 draw at home to Crystal Palace in EPL

"If you ask me do I prefer to play tomorrow at Young Boys here or go again to Bern I would say immediately to play at home". Probably you thought Jose told them to start slow.

Whatever the reason for the poor performances so far this season, Jose is running out of time to save his job with the club already 14 points behind fierce rivals Manchester City who are now in first place.

"We decide to change hotel", Mourinho revealed.

"There are games that are special games and not just one more - and this was a special game".

"We played a game like it was one more game and I don't think it was one more game. If it is not better I walk", Mourinho added.

"It would give me a lot of satisfaction knowing that, not only are there good players here who can cause so many problems for opponents, you've even got that level of spirit and determination and guts when it comes down to it".

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