"We lost so many balls in midfield, so many balls in our transition to the last third that it was hard to have that continuity", Mourinho told BT Sport.
Young Michael Obafemi, I liked what I saw. "They kept overcomplicating the match".
"If we do, I would say one player".
"But good spirit, good fight, good comeback from 0-2 to 2-2".
The 55-year-old used the example of Tottenham to highlight his point, explaining that the days of plundering the north London side for their best players - as Sir Alex Ferguson was able to do a couple of times - are over.
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"The second goal was a direct free-kick and the first goal was because we don't press enough the ball when our block is low, which is something that we do wrong", Mourinho said.
Saints had not won in nine league games and had scored only four goals at St Mary's, but they made a flying start as Mourinho's decision to play midfielder Scott McTominay at the heart of his defence quickly backfired.
If Fellaini is in a two with Nemanja Matic as opposed to him occupying the number 10 role, then Paul Pogba could find himself higher up the pitch expected to start the counter attacks.
"If Chris Smalling and Eric Bailly are ready - if they are ready to train tomorrow it wouldn't be a surprise". "Doesn't matter the system we play, has to do with the characteristics of the players". They have also failed to score in four of their six away league games, including against Leicester, Wolves and Southampton, which suggests they will struggle to find the net here.
The move proved calamitous as United found themselves 2-0 down after just 20 minutes, with both McTominay and Matic looking rather uncomfortable and very much out of place in their unnatural positions.
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