Jose Mourinho had a brilliant reaction when asked about Scott McTominay's performance

Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba

"I think they exhausted in the second half in the last 20 minutes when we applied pressure".

Spanish midfielder Herrera made his first appearance in three weeks after returning from a hamstring injury as Mourinho left record signing Paul Pogba out of the Champions League last-16 first leg.

Taking to Twitter, James Ducker of The Telegraph described United's football as joyless while, speaking on RTE, Didi Hamann also slated the Portuguese coach calling the Red Devils" display "embarrassing'.

"When you look at this performance you have to think we can play like that at any ground, but in the second leg it's vital we stay organised".

"He was pressing a lot, he was pressing really high, we were not giving one inch to [Ever] Banega, pressing him really high, and Ander was one of them, Scott was the other".

"Then the backheel created the contraction in the muscular error and now we have proof he was not 100 per cent fit". "I could have gone for the corner but I chose to strike it harder instead of placing it. De Gea is a great goalkeeper and made a great save".

Jose Mourinho
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"The game was even, the stats are what they are".

"The shots that go to the clouds and go to the crowds are not for me shots so they had one great opportunity with a fantastic David save".

Pogba has come in for criticism from Mourinho for his recent performances, with the arrival of Alexis Sanchez in the January transfer window raising doubts as to whether the two can play together in the same team.

"All of the players look like they have to be free when they don't have the ball, when the team has the ball you attack, when you don't, you defend". So I feel the result reflects what the game was.

"A young kid just coming to Manchester United, and we needed to win every year".

Willian is backing Chelsea FC to beat Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday. Now we need to score at Old Trafford and I am confident we will. Is that hard? Yes, but it is a match in our house and I believe that Old Trafford misses a big European night.

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