Mourinho: Face the pressure or stay at home

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Per the Telegraph, a January move is possible, but only if Jose Mourinho is seen as the long term manager at the club. "I want them to start strong and have a go nearly immediately". "If you feel pressure when people come to support you stay at [your] home and watch on TV".

"When you see incredible things that the players did that demands that spirit, ambition and pride you believe they have it", Mourinho said.

But, speaking at his pre-match press conference on Monday, Mourinho insisted: "It's frustrating because what I want is the team to start strong, is the team to go strong on the opponent, not to be waiting, not to be reactive but proactive".

"I would say if we have him for the Christmas period - where we need, if possible, every player to be available for that hard period until the Newcastle match on January 2 - if we can have Victor available for that period, it will be good". Probably the fans think José told them to start slow [in recent games] but it's the opposite.

"The team I'm going to play, I [want to see] happiness to cope with the little pressure I'm going to try to add to the players".

Speaking after the victory, United legend Scholes told BT Sport: 'I thought they were terrible, if they play against a half decent team they get beaten tonight.


Mourinho's men are two points off Group H leaders Juventus and two ahead of third-placed Valencia following the 2-1 come-from-behind win in Turin earlier this month.

"I refuse to say that - I think it would be a lack of respect to the stadium and fans to say we prefer to play away from home, I totally refuse to say that", the United manager said.

"I describe like is not a crucial match because if we don't win tomorrow we still don't depend on other results", he said, per the Mail.

It was Fellaini and a quite sensational celebration from Mourinho that would steal that show in the end though as they somehow managed to win a game that appeared to be heading towards a goalless draw.

UEFA fined United €15,000 (£13,000) for their late arrival and the subsequent delayed kick-off of their match against Valencia in October. Information is that things will be much better than last time.

'The play in general was really poor'.

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