Mourinho reveals the two Man Utd players it was ‘heartbreaking’ to leave out

Date published: Sunday 2nd September 2018 6:29

Jose Mourinho once again paid tribute to the Manchester United supporters following Sunday’s comfortable win at Burnley.

Old Trafford has found itself in the eye of a storm after a shock defeat at Brighton was compounded by the heaviest home defeat of the Portuguese’s managerial career against Tottenham on Monday.

But there was no sign of a hangover on Sunday as United rallied impressively, with Lukaku netting twice in the first half to set Mourinho’s men on course for a deserved 2-0 win at Burnley.

Joe Hart saved Paul Pogba’s penalty to prevent matters getting worse for Sean Dyche’s men on an afternoon when substitute Marcus Rashford’s red card was the only real negative for the visitors.

“The three points were an important thing, the quality of the performance and happiness of the team is an Old Trafford response – the way Old Trafford reacted to the boys in the Spurs defeat was important,” Mourinho told Sky Sports.

“The week was so good. I felt so bad leaving out people like Ander Herrera and Scott McTominay – it was heartbreaking to leave them out of the team.

“What Old Trafford did to the team after Spurs was fundamental to the happiness of the team.

“Today the fans were fantastic from the first minute, but Old Trafford is a moment to remember.”

 

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