Jose admits to foul mouthed half-time tirade to inspire Man Utd comeback

Jose admits to foul mouthed half-time tirade to inspire Man Utd comeback

With Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez particularly profligate, United was awful in the first half and conceded the opening goal when Andros Townsend's shot from the edge of the area spun into the top corner off the back of United defender Victor Lindelof in the 11th.

Chris Smalling and Romelu Lukaku struck before Nemanja Matic scored a 30-yard victor in the 91st minute.

But Jose Mourinho's side pulled off a spectacular comeback to win 3-2 at Selhurst Park.

The rivalry between Liverpool and United is intense and as a kid growing up as a Red on Merseyside, this was the fixture that I always watched while hiding behind the back of my sofa and it will be no different all these years on Saturday.

"After the second goal it was very hard for us to come back; we showed character and did exactly what the manager wanted us to do". In these kind of games, if we can manage to win we can compete for the title.

"I can not tell you half of the things I told my team at half-time because there would be lots of bleeping on television", said Mourinho.

Palace stay in the drop zone at 18th place with 3 points separating them from 13th.

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"It is a wonder goal of course".

United are in the last eight of the FA Cup with a home tie against Brighton, in the last 16 in Europe and second in a tough league, having lost only one home game so far this season - albeit to rivals City.

"Since we were together here with Sergio, I think the last month, two months is the best Sergio I have seen", said Guardiola, preparing his team for the visit of Basel in the Champions League on Wednesday.

United defender Antonio Valencia helped get the Red Devils on the board with a great service in the 55th minute.

It lifts United back into second place, and ideal timing because third-place Liverpool is next on Saturday morning. On 74 mins - A Nemanja Matic shot was cleared off the line by Christian Benteke then after 76 mins - Romelu Lukaku equalises with a low finish after Alexis Sanchez's shot had deflected up on to the crossbar.

Is David De Gea the only world-class player at Manchester United? "When I received the ball and it bounced I knew it was going to be a good shot but I didn't know it would be a goal".

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