Mourinho: United's defeat to Newcastle was attractive

Mourinho: United's defeat to Newcastle was attractive

José Mourinho's expertise at deflecting criticism hit new heights in the wake of his side's 1-0 defeat against Newcastle United.

United are now 16 points behind leaders Manchester United after their second defeat in their last three league games.

Anthony Martial, Alexis Sanchez and Jesse Lingard all missed chances for the visitors, with Newcastle's debutant goalkeeper Martin Dubravka - a January loan signing - in fine form.

Jose Mourinho praised Newcastle for "fighting like animals" to secure a "beautiful" Premier League victory over his Manchester United team as his winless run on Tyneside continued. In addition to trying to solidify that runners-up sot in the Premier League, Jose Mourinho's side will also be looking to progress in the FA Cup and Champions League in the next couple of weeks when they face Huddersfield Town and Sevilla respectively. "It wasn't going to happen for us today".

They gave their lives to keep a clean sheet.

In his first half-hour of Premier League football, Dubravka was only required to make two routine clearances from the edge of his area.

"I think it's a lovely feeling in football".

"We train we work, we organise, the players have their individual jobs when they defend zonal". After Chris Smalling conceded a free-kick for diving near the halfway line, Shelvey sent a simple long ball into the box, Gayle cushioned a loose ball into Ritchie path and he swept home completely unmarked from 12 yards out. "The double [miss] of Martial is incredible in the last minute".

The Manchester United manager's touchline histrionics have been well documented over the years, leading the Portuguese to regularly clash with football's authorities. It was an intuitive thing.

"You know clearly that, so I think it is bad if you put me in a position where I have to criticise a player".

Against Newcastle on Sunday afternoon, the United that Mourinho is not too fond of turned up at St James' Park.