Date: 26th December 2017 at 6:04pm
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Following Manchester United`s second consecutive 2-2 draw, in the Premier League, this time against Burnley Jose Mourinho gave an interesting interview to the BBC.

Talking about the match in general, Jose had this to say,

‘We should have won, yes. I take satisfaction by the way the team played, by the way the team reacted, to try to recover from 2-0 down. The boys they fought against the 2-0 at half-time, so nothing at all negative to say about my players. I praise their spirit, their reaction, the way they accept all the risks we took in the second half.’

And on a disappointing first-half when Burnley raced into a 2-0 lead, Jose added,

‘I don’t know how they score a goal from a free kick, rebound here, rebound there. Similar goal that we conceded in other matches and then they defend for 95 minutes, second shot they score again. For us to score two goals we need to play in their half for 45 minutes, with only one defender. The end product of so much dominance, two goals, is a miserable number. Lingard come in and helped the team, Lingard and Mkhitaryan gave us a good dynamic. All the boys accepted the risk to only play with Jones in defence. All the boys accepted the risk that we took, at least the point is not a defeat and is the minimum the boys deserve for such spirit.’

And when pushed on whether the fixture list had contributed to the draw, Jose further added,

‘It was the same for us and the same for them, they are also one of the teams that is punished by the fixtures.’

And when asked if Manchester United were going through a sticky spell, he finished with,

‘Why? Because we deserve to win matches? Because the opponent went to our goal twice and they score twice? The quality of our play, the risk that we took today and also against Leicester, the team that deserved to win both matches is us.’

But, unfortunately we didn`t and the pack, led by Chelsea, are starting to close that gap on us.