Jose Mourinho: My honest verdict on Man United’s 1-1 draw with Swansea

Jose Mourinho has his say on Manchester United's 1-1 draw with Swansea in the Premier League

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: Sky Sports

Jose Mourinho refused to criticise his Manchester United players after his side were held to a frustrating 1-1 draw with Swansea on Sunday.

The Red Devils looked to be heading towards a victory when Wayne Rooney gave the home side the lead on the stroke of half-time from the penalty spot.

However, Gylfi Sigurdsson had the final say when he stroked home a sublime free-kick in the 79th minute to earn the visitors a point at Old Trafford.

The draw left Manchester United’s top-four hopes out of their hands once again as the race for Champions League qualification hots up.

But despite Manchester United failing to impress in front of their home fans, Mourinho refused to criticise his players.

Mourinho told BT Sport: “I feel a point is not good but my players gave everything. We are a squad of 22 that at this moment is a squad of 12 or 13.

“We will keep going until the end with this attitude. We fight. We don’t lose many, that is the reality, but we will see what happens at the end of the season.

“Zero criticism for my boys. Swansea were well organised and fresh. They played in total this season a maximum 40 matches.”

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Manchester United now turn their attentions towards their crunch clash against Celta Vigo in the Europa League semi-finals on Thursday night.

The Red Devils can book their place in the Champions League by winning the Europa League this season.

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