Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Mourinho Was Unhappy with Confusion over Set Pieces

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Mourinho Was Unhappy with Confusion over Set Pieces

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JOSE Mourinho has explained his touchline outburst at his coaches was over United's organisation at set-pieces.

Mourinho appeared to be dissatisfied with assistant Rui Faria's instructions to Paul Pogba shortly before United's Europa League tie with Zorya Luhansk began and became more irate when Faria consulted with two coaching staff members.

Faria consulted with analyst Giovanni Cerra and another backroom member, which caught the attention of Mourinho on the touchline. The United manager stormed over to the trio and held up three fingers before slamming the notebook closed. When asked what the drama was all about, Mourinho told BT Sport: "You know set pieces, organisation. They changed their team before the game and Paul was a bit confused with the changes.

"And obviously I want my assistants to care about all of the details. …

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