Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Herrera Says Mourinho Soaks Up Pressure for the Players

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Herrera Says Mourinho Soaks Up Pressure for the Players

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JOSE Mourinho has helped 'protect the team' with some of his comments following United's struggles of late, according to midfielder Ander Herrera.

United have dropped points in three of their last four league games after bursting out of the blocks in August and September with a series of dazzling performances.

Mourinho's approach against a vulnerable Liverpool side was questioned last month, despite earning a point, and United then suffered a shock defeat to Huddersfield a week later.

After the game, Mourinho was left 'concerned' by Herrera's admission that the Terriers played with more aggression in the first-half hour of their 2-1 win.

Mourinho then made a pointed 'shhhh' gesture to the television cameras at full-time of United's 1-0 win against Tottenham before later turning on a section of his own supporters in his programme notes for booing his decision to substitute Marcus Rashford in that game. …

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