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Manchester United didn't play 'from the heart' against Crystal Palace: Jose Mourinho

File photo of Jose Mourinho. Photograph:( AFP )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 25, 2018, 01.34 PM (IST)

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was disappointed with his side's performance after a goalless draw against Crystal Palace on Saturday in the Premier League clash. He accused his players of not playing "from the heart" at Old Trafford.

"It was not enough from the heart. You must play with brain. You must play also with heart. I think not enough heart," said Mourinho during the post-match press conference.

He further said, "We should also blame ourselves for the results because we started really well. We did the most difficult thing, apart of score, which is to find the spaces to play against the team that is very closed."

"We played the game like one more game (like just another game). I don't think the game is one more game, I think it is a game that we really need to win."

The result left United in seventh place on 21 points from 13 games, 14 adrift of leaders Manchester City and six behind fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur.

"You must play also with heart"

Adding to that, he said, "Probably I have to make certain choices based on heart, and then probably I will blame myself because I will think heart is not enough and I'm missing here some quality."

He credited Palace for their performance which allowed them to snap their six-match losing streak against the Red Devils.

"I think they, Crystal Palace, they deserve the credit. They deserve, because they come for this. And they got it, and they fought for it, and they gave everything for it. So I think they deserve their credit," he concluded.

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The result left United in seventh place on 21 points from 13 games, 14 adrift of leaders Manchester City and six behind fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur.