Jamaal Lascelles says Manchester United players 'went missing' against Newcastle

source : skysports.com - 12/02/18 3:50pm


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Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles has accused Manchester United players of going missing during the 1-0 defeat at St James` Park on Sunday.

, lifting them to 13th in the table, two points clear of 18th-placed Southampton.

Highlights: Newcastle 1-0 Man Utd
Highlights: Newcastle 1-0 Man Utd

Anthony Martial and Alexis Sanchez spurned the best chances for the visitors, who were unable to match the work-rate and intensity of the hosts, leaving United 16 points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City.

Lascelles was frank in his assessment of Jose Mourinho`s side saying his defence did not know what to do with the ball under pressure.

Jose Mourinho was full of praise for Newcastle’s spirited display in the 1-0 win over Manchester United at St. James’ Park
Jose Mourinho was full of praise for Newcastle’s spirited display in the 1-0 win over Manchester United at St. James’ Park

They have got some great players, but I don`t think United turned up, the Newcastle captain said.

We have played against Arsenal and Man City and you can really see the quality and one mistake or a lack of concentration and a goal will go in.

I don`t think they were at it from the start of the game - a lot of their players went missing.

Rafa Benitez was delighted with his side’s work rate in Newcastle’s 1-0 win over Manchester United, calling it a boost for everyone at the club
Rafa Benitez was delighted with his side’s work rate in Newcastle’s 1-0 win over Manchester United, calling it a boost for everyone at the club

It was probably the way we were playing, we made them play like that.

In the first half they were making a lot of mistakes, passing the ball around but it was down to our pressing.

We were aggressive, and they didn`t like it. You could see their centre-halves on the ball and they didn`t really know what to do with it.

We set up really well and we matched up really well against them. The manager got it spot on.










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