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Jose Mourinho blames his lost to City on Marouane Fellaini inclusion in the starting line-up.
Jose Mourinho expectedly was to include Paul Pogba, but could not because Pogba had a muscle strain and was not featured at all. That lead to Mourinho including Marouane Fellaini in the starting line-up.
Although it was Herrera’s many mistakes that were causing United trouble and City gave fine tactical play that won it for them but Mourinho feels Marouane Fellaini is a second-half player and should not start.
City went on to beat their arch rival United 3-1
David Silva opened the scoring and Aguero made it two before Lukaku came off the bench to get a penalty kick for United which Martial scored, but Gundogan made it three for City to end the encounter.
When answering questions about Paul Pogba’s absence he said: “It’s not me after a defeat to be speaking about a player who was not here.
“Of course, we missed him. One of the things that broke our plan was a lot was the fact Fellaini had to start the game.
“Because Fellaini is not in conditions to play 90 minutes.
“He was phenomenal in his effort but he was not in the condition to do it.
“And normally, I bring Fellaini to this game in the latest part of the game.
“Imagine this game with Fellaini coming on at 2-1 fresh with 25 minutes to go. That’s an important thing for us.”
He also said City won by many mistakes. And he was just coming back from Turin. He further said:
“If the third goal is scored in one of the moments where they were dominating, I probably would say so but the third goal comes in a moment where we were in a fight to try to get the equaliser,”