Mourinho and Hodgson agree on the best thing about Man United’s draw

first_img LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ SORRY Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion PAYBACK ‘I’ll get him’ – Robertson further endears himself to fans with revenge vow to Mane revealed latest An injured Victor Lindelof leaves the pitch at full-time on Saturday Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions scrap 3 3 BEST OF Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT center_img Victor Lindelof in action for Sweden gameday cracker LATEST Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Victor Lindelof is a “fantastic example” to other Manchester United players, says Jose Mourinho.The Sweden defender pulled his hamstring in the closing stages of Saturday’s goalless draw with Crystal Palace, but with three substitutes already made, the 24-year-old soldiered on to complete the game. “If I was a Man United man, that would be one of the most impressive things that happened in the game as far as I’m concerned.”“It would give me a lot of satisfaction knowing that not only are there good players here who can cause so many problems for opponents, you’ve even got that level of spirit and determination and guts when it comes down to it.“He could quite easily have used the injury as an excuse, and Wilf and Jonathan who are very quick could have gone past him and maybe even won the game.”Mourinho’s praise for his star defender comes after accusing some of his other players of lacking “heart” as they failed to break down a resilient Palace side. RANKED Lindelof, who played two demanding Nations League matches for Sweden during the international break, has been a shining light in United’s poor start to the season.When asked if Lindelof is injured, Red Devils boss Mourinho said: “I believe so. I have to believe so. I always say that this is the period of the injuries.”When they are not injured in the national team, they come to the clubs and they are injured.“He played against Russia three days ago or two days ago and, of course, we need him and he played and he was probably the best player in the team. Both Mourinho and Hodgson were impressed with Lindelof playing through the pain barrier 3 “He was a brave guy, probably punishing himself, who knows, for how long he will be out, but a fantastic example.”Lindelof is set to miss United’s Champions League game with Young Boys on Tuesday.And it seems Roy Hodgson was equally impressed by the defender’s effort.“If anyone doubts anything about Manchester United and commitment and desire, to see Lindelof, who had obviously injured himself, actually keeping pace with [Wilfried] Zaha and [Jordan] Ayew, that would tell you more,” the Palace manager said. The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 REPLY Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ He added: “There are games that are special games and not just ‘one more’.“This was a special game, the first of eight Premier League games until the end of December, a game we need to win and it was not enough from the heart.“You must play with brain and also with heart and I think not enough heart.”Mourinho also feels the current generation of players are not as ‘prepared for life’ as they were in his generation.last_img read more