Well, Manchester United certainly did it the hard way, but thankfully the Red Devils managed to scoop all three points away at Crystal Palace.
Jose Mourinho’s men found themselves 2-0 down early in the first-half, but the players remained in high spirits and completed the sensational comeback in injury time thanks to a stunning Nemanja Matic winner.
However, although the self-proclaimed Special One was happy with the result, the former Chelsea boss wasn’t best pleased with the ‘many mistakes’ his players made, particularly defensively.
“It was a fantastic match for the people in front of the screen and in the stadium,” said Mourinho, per Sky Sports.
“Difficult match for me because my team made so many mistakes. We had an amazing attitude and very good quality football in the second half but we made so many defensive mistakes and I am not only speaking about my defenders. I am speaking about my team generally.
“I don’t like my teams to lose organisation like we did, but amazing match an amazing comeback, and very, important victory for us because now we have nine matches to the end and we have nine points to fifth place which is not amazing but is OK.”
The team as a whole were poor, particularly during the first 45. The way the players just let Crystal Palace take the free-kick quickly was just disastrous, and an absolute cardinal sin when it comes to defending.
Organisationally, the team just weren’t good. When you partner the inexperienced Victor Lindelof with the bone-headed Chris Smalling, bad things will inevitably happen from time-to-time.
I’m just glad these mistakes were made against Crystal Palace and not against Liverpool. Hopefully, the lads have got their errors out of their systems and we’ll see a flawless performance put in on Saturday. We’re certainly going to need it…