Frustrated Mourinho blasts defensive West Brom approach

Date published: Saturday 1st April 2017 5:56

Jose Mourinho criticised West Brom for a defensive approach after watching his Manchester United side held to another disappointing draw at Old Trafford.

United have struggled to turn dominance into points on home soil all season, and Tony Pulis’ men expertly shut them out, claiming a 0-0 draw.

However, rather than blasting his own side, Mourinho has lamented West Brom’s approach, saying that his goalkeeper could afford a nap during the game had he wanted one.

“You think the game was equal? I can smile win, lose or draw. I am sorry to say, it is a silly question,” he told BBC Sport.

“When the team crosses the line once in 90 minutes and when the team is in the opposition half trying and trying and trying, you ask if we were equal?

“David de Gea was sleeping and he did the funny thing at the end, I was laughing with that.

“One team had the ball, one team didn’t. One team tried to win, the other tried to draw. One keeper did a funny thing, the other made three great saves.

“We have a lot of draws this season. Teams come here just to defend. Goalkeepers come here to be man of the match. We cannot score a goal even when we are one-on-one. We beat everyone on quality of play and direction of the game, possession, creation and ambition but we drew too many matches.”

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