Mata expects strong response from angry United

Mata expects strong response from angry United

Mata expects strong response from angry United

Jose Mourinho lambasted his Manchester United's inability to convert chances in a second consecutive 2-2 draw in the Premier League. Substitute Jesse Lingard scored a brace in the second-half to rescue a point for Man United, but Mourinho insisted the Reds should have scored more.

Ashley Young denied Burnley a brilliant away win at Manchester United as the hosts grabbed a late 2-2 draw on Boxing Day. "We didn't win because we missed incredible chances, joke chances".

The League Cup holders were knocked out at the quarter-final stage of this year's competition by Sky Bet Championship side Bristol City on Wednesday after Korey Smith's injury-time victor.

Jamie Vardy of Leicester City celebrates scoring the opening goal with his team. "Easy decisions to make in easy transitions to counter attack".

Wilfred Ndidi sprayed a 60-yard pass to Riyad Mahrez, who only had Smalling and De Gea for company.

Mata equalised on 40 minutes with a precise finish, rolling the ball into the far corner from the middle of the box.

Spanish midfielder Mata got his second on the hour mark, beating Schmeichel with curling a free-kick after Martial had been fouled on the edge of the box. It nearly paid dividends seven minutes into the second half when more brilliance from Mahrez saw him reach the byline, only for Demarai Gray to miss the ball completely when it was played across the face of goal, with David De Gea saving the follow-up from Christian Fuchs.

United manager Jose Mourinho was left cursing "childish" errors at both ends of the pitch.

But Clarets manager Dyche has every reason to be pleased with the first half of the season as his team visit Old Trafford just three points from the Champions League places. Asked how he felt after United's latest mishap, Mourinho said: "I feel great".

The report adds that he would be prepared to go in January - in the hope of more game time ahead of the World Cup - and that he's already been approached with an offer from China.

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"We got a point but it feels like a defeat because we were so close to winning, had chances to kill the game and they were with one less player".

"It gives us a good feeling with the way we played", he said.

"Now we know if that situation happens again we can score with 10 men against 11, so that's a good feeling for the future".

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