Manchester United on the worst unbeaten run in Premier League history

Ross Houston
April 10, 2017

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said his side would have beaten Everton on Tuesday, instead of drawing 1-1, had video technology been in use for the game.

Mourinho confirmed 19-year-old forward Rashford, who has not scored a league goal since September, was one of those having trouble on the confidence front, but described him as " incredible professional" and stressed "the only thing he deserves is support".

Manager Jose Mourinho had to preside over another disjointed United display which ended with Ibrahimovic netting his 16th league goal of the season on his return from suspension to take their unbeaten run to 20 league matches. Antoine Griezmann scored an offside goal and within 3o seconds the decision was reversed, handing justice to both Spain, who went on to claim a deserved victory, and the overall complexion of the game.

"It was his body with my brain", Mourinho said.

Ten of those games have been draws, though, and United is still struggling to bridge that gap to the top four where Chelsea, Tottenham, Liverpool and Manchester City reside.

And Mourinho was left frustrated, despite Ibrahimovic's late intervention, with United languishing four points behind fourth-placed Manchester City with nine games to play.

Leicester's sixth straight win in all competitions under Shakespeare with second-half goals from Islam Slimani and Jamie Vardy completed a miserable day for Sunderland boss David Moyes.

But after Jagielka's defensive partner Ashley Williams was dismissed for handling Luke Shaw's drive deep in injury time, Zlatan Ibrahimovic stepped up to convert the penalty and ensure the points were shared. Yes it's a penalty, but one minute before the end it's really painful.

"It is a hard one for the linesman, I am not critical of him at all, I just say when the VAR comes it will help everyone, especially them".

"It was really disappointing you don't get the win".

Nonetheless, United didn't deserve the three points after another shapeless performance in which they dominated possession - 61.5 per cent - but managed only three shots on target. "With a better final ball we might have had a second goal and three points".

"I thought we played some good stuff, especially the first half".

Paul Pogba was deemed fit enough to make the bench, but it was Luke Shaw's presence in the dugout which brought a sigh of relief for the United faithful. "21 years old is old enough to have a better understanding of the game".

"The performance was not very good", Mourinho said.

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