- Manchester United were forced to a barren draw against Crystal Palace at Old Trafford
- The lackluster performance by United players left Mourinho fuming
- The Portuguese tactician accused his players of lacking desire during the encounter
- His remarks are now said to have angered the players who have turned the heat against their manager
Manchester United stars have reportedly expressed anger over Jose Mourinho's remarks after the Red Devil's frustrating draw against Crystal Palace on Saturday, November 24 at Old Trafford.
Speaking during his post-match conference, Mourinho claimed his players lacked desire during the match, threatening to relegate some of them to the bench in the upcoming matches.
The 55-year-old observed that some of his players do not care enough about the results would happily party after the result, adding that he might have to pick himself in future as he truly cares about the club’s fortunes.
"My feeling is was not enough from the heart, we must play with brain, we must play with also heart and I think there was not enough heart," Metro UK quoted Mourinho.
"What’s the solution? You cannot change players’ natures dramatically. The solution is that probably I have to make certain choices based on heart
"And then probably I will blame myself because I will think heart is not enough and I am missing here some quality," he added.
However, the remarks seem not to have gone down well with United players, who have now turned the heat against their manager.
According to a UK Metro report citing Daily Mail, the former Chelsea manager's controversial remarks targeted Luke Shaw, Jesse Lingard, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial, all who he questioned their maturity.
This is not the first time Mourinho has chosen to publicly criticise his squad as he tries to get the best out of them in what is turning out to be a turgid season at Old Trafford.
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Last month, the Portuguese tactician took a subtle swipe at his squad after a disappointing draw against Valencia in the Champions League, asserting that some players cared more about the club than others.
United players are now said to have grown weary of Mourinho’s unending verbal grenades.
Following their barren draw against the Eagles, the Red Devils currently sit seventh on the Premier League standings, 14 points behind leaders, Manchester City.
They will, however, be looking to seal a spot in the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League when they host Swiss side, Young Boys at Old Trafford in their Group h clash.
The encounter would see Mourinho hand Alexis Sanchez, Ander Herrera and Eric Bailly starts.