Man Utd news: Jose Mourinho has managed to make defensive football look easy – Murphy

Man Utd news: Jose Mourinho has managed to make defensive football look easy – Murphy

Those are the thoughts of BBC Sport pundit Danny Murphy.

United got back to winning ways yesterday when they beat .

Anthony Martial proved to be the difference between the two sides, and United remain second in the table.

Mourinho was criticised for his negative tactics a fortnight ago when the Red Devils were held to a goalless draw at Anfield.

In general, the Portuguese tactician has been questioned over the way he sets up his sides against the top teams.

But United boast the best defensive record in the Premier League, conceding just four goals in 10 games.

While United haven’t always won plaudits for their style of play, Murphy thinks Mourinho should take some credit for his side’s mean defence.

“It’s not as easy as it looks to play defensive football and have the best defence in the Premier League and they have,” Murphy said on Match of the Day.

“It’s what you like watching. Not everybody is the same.”

“We’re all different Gary!”

United turn their attentions back to the Champions League on Tuesday (7.45pm) when they face Benfica.

After that, they head to Stamford Bridge on Sunday (4.30pm).

Published at Sun, 29 Oct 2017 05:30:20 +0000

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