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Jose Mourinho speaks out on Anthony Martial after Chelsea draw

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Stacy Diaz | 21 October, 2018, 09:57

20, celebrated his goal against Burnley.

Manchester United are already trailing north London duo Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur in the race to secure a Champions League spot by virtue of a top-four finish.

For all the euphoria Manchester United fans will have felt in the immediate aftermath of Alexis Sánchez's late rescue act against Newcastle, not even a last-gasp victory could mask the wretched defensive problems that have become increasingly pronounced this season. I have to be very hard.

Fernandinho made it 3-0 two minutes later before Riyad Mahrez and Sane completed the rout. It included a poor pre-season and a long holiday for Hazard, where, by his own admission, he came back unfit and thus unable to show anywhere near his best form.

Thursday's news saw Shaw's redemption complete, and Mourinho is proud of the left-back's determination to succeed. "The goals were so outstanding, beautiful, beautiful goals and three more points".

"Chelsea is top of the league because he is the kind of player who can make a huge difference". Sometimes the opponent is better than us. We had a great month, we had good results, I scored a lot of goals, that is why I won but now I just need to keep going like this, scoring goals, trying to win games and at the end, try to win trophies. "As I said before, after I have spoken with Jose I understood that we were on the wrong side of the situation".

Here, we look at what to look out for in the Premier League this weekend. The performance wasn't 100%. Chelsea, in third, have 21 points - level with Tottenham.

Sanchez capped the dramatic comeback against Newcastle with a stoppage-time victor and Mourinho has insisted he wants his team to always play with as much attacking intent as they did in the second half against Rafael Benitez's side.

The Chelsea boss was asked about what sort of reception that Mourinho would receive at the club where he enjoyed such success at his press conference today.

But after the final whistle the United boss played down the incident, saying Ianni had apologised. "Yes, [they were] not celebrations, [more a] bad education. But I also made mistakes in football matches and I will make more, so after the game when he came to offer his apologies, I accept", added Mourinho.

From Willian's corner, Rudiger found himself free of Paul Pogba, directing a fine header into the bottom corner from 10 yards.

Emery has managed to find the right balance to get club record signings Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang into the same side with the two combining for 11 goals in all competitions. And while Mourinho claimed that the fixture is now just like any other as far as he is concerned, he also conceded that he would not celebrate should United break that run to ease the mounting pressure on their manager.