Jose Mourinho wants Man United to make this key signing in January

Manchester United's Jesse Lingard left is fouled by Crystal Palace's Luka Milivojevic during their English Premier League soccer match at Old Trafford Manchester England Saturday Nov. 24 2018

Manchester United's Jesse Lingard left is fouled by Crystal Palace's Luka Milivojevic during their English Premier League soccer match at Old Trafford Manchester England Saturday Nov. 24 2018

As if to prove his left-back's point, Mourinho responded by declaring that any player feeling cowed by the pressure of performing in front of 75,000 fans at Old Trafford would be better off staying at home and watching Tuesday night's Champions League group game against Young Boys on television.

Jose Mourinho confirmed he is ready to axe Manchester United's stars after accusing his players of lacking heart and desire. "When you're not the gap is obviously going to be big".

Saturday's uninspiring goalless draw at home to Crystal Palace was only the third in 13 of Manchester United's Premier League matches to feature fewer than three goals as the Red Devils recorded their fourth clean sheet in 18 outings across all competitions.

"You can see them go away to Chelsea and almost win, go away to Watford and Young Boys, and sometimes you can watch them at home against Wolves or Crystal Palace or Valencia, and they're nowhere near".

But United's slow starts have continued to hamper them this season as they are well off the pace in the PL. It was the first of eight Premier League games until the end of December and a game we needed to win and it was not enough from the heart.

With United able to qualify for the knockout rounds tomorrow if they beat Young Boys and Juventus don't lose to Valencia, Mourinho wants his players to go all-out for victory and treat the game as a knockout match. We just depend on ourselves.

Manchester United's Paul Pogba in action during their English Premier League soccer match against Crystal Palace at Old Trafford Manchester England Saturday Nov. 24 2018
Mourinho blames Man United's lack of heart for Palace draw

"It anxious me today to watch Palace stride up and down the pitch effortlessly and watching our players huffing and puffing a little bit".

The result that followed was more damning as Manchester United limped to a draw to Crystal Palace at Old Trafford and lost more ground in the race to finish in the top four.

"I refuse to say that", said United's manager. "I never felt pressure to play at home". "I want the team to start strong to have a go immediately and it's a bit frustrating". You'd argue Jose at this moment in time will be scratching his head about which players to put out on the pitch.

"I kind of enjoyed it", Shaw said of Mourinho's rebukes.

Phil Jones and Eric Bailly, who trained with the rest of the squad, are among Jose Mourinho's options to replace him.

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