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Mourinho backs Klopp and officials over touchline antics

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Kristopher Love | 13 March, 2018, 02:47

Sevilla did not sell out the home game and they also had to refund a portion from Tuesday's ticket prices to their home fans. From the first whistle he was running at Trent Alexander-Arnold, driving him back and unsettling the Liverpool defence.

"Personally, taking the confidence from this game into the next games is important".

It has been a fine couple of weeks for Manchester United, thanks to three straight Premier League wins against Chelsea, Crystal Palace and Liverpool.

However, the Red Devils still sit a whopping 13 points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City, and United's crosstown rivals could extend this gap to 16 points if they beat Stoke City on Monday night. The reverse fixture at Anfield had ended in a drab scoreless draw but the game at Old Trafford came to life in just the first quarter of an hour as Marcus Rashford did extremely well to get past Trent Alexander-Arnold to slot his strike past Loris Karius and put Jose Mourinho's men 1-0 ahead.

"People saying he should leave are talking nonsense, it's rubbish", said Neville.

West Ham vowed to take "decisive and appropriate action" after completing a "full and thorough investigation", while the Football Association "strongly condemned" the disturbances.

As a result, Liverpool are now only four points clear of fifth-placed Chelsea and they have a fight on their hands to qualify for the Champions League in the conventional method.

Chelsea fans serenaded their former boss with chants of "just like London, your city is blue" on their visit to Old Trafford last month.

While this United side may not have accrued the Champions League nous of the Sir Alex Ferguson sides, they still have players such as Juan Mata and Antonio Valencia, who have played in the competition's finals.

He said: "I don't know, he's downstairs now and I will go and speak with him".

Mourinho went on to defend his management of Rashford - a player who has made 40 appearances across all competitions this season and 93 in total under United's current coach. The injury? It was contact with a player in the last minute of the training session [on Friday].

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The France global midfielder was a late withdrawal from the Red Devils fold to face Liverpool in Premier League competition on Saturday.

The challenge for Mourinho is to pass on his knowledge of how to handle the big occasions, especially the more inexperienced ones in his squad. "Lukaku is one of the best strikers in the world, we needed to be around to pick up the ball, we were not and Rashford could use the situation twice", said Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp.