Manchester United striker reveals what he told Jesse Lingard

Dean Simpson
March 3, 2018

As reported by Football London, Mourinho praised the Brazilian, who he is a known admirer of. Moving to United was good for me.

"I think we have enough quality as we saw on Sunday and we showed it against Barcelona".

"The handshake before and after the match is an example that everything in football you have to move (on) and you have to respect each other". As long as I win and lead my team to winning that's when I will be really satisfied.

Conte was less effusive when quizzed over whether he and Mourinho had decided before the game to bury the hatchet.

"For sure we must be disappointed for the final result", Conte added.

Was the United boss spontaneously inspired to let his player know just how much he appreciated him?

But just as the game seemed set to end level, Lingard once more emerged as United's hero, darting in behind Andreas Christensen to head in Lukaku's cross from the right and send the Stretford End into raptures.

Paul Pogba, a player who has been in news for the wrong reasons, displayed a charismatic display showcasing skills of a world-class player. "He was a little bit lost but then he went together with the team - improving, improving".

"They've got brilliant players all over the pitch but I think everyone of us put in a massive shift today".

A run of just one win in their past four league matches, coupled with Spurs' 10-game unbeaten streak, means they are out of the Champions League places with 10 games remaining.

It meant Jose Mourinho's side leapfrogged Liverpool to move within 13 points of leaders Manchester City while fifth-placed Chelsea are now two points outside the top four. "We must be ready to be concentrated, and to understand this target is an important target for us", he is quoted as saying by BBC Sport.

In his post-match reaction, Conte said the defeat to United could make their top-four ambitions more hard. "But we are talking about a defeat and that's all". Experience should have got us three points but we came away with a loss.

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