Jose Mourinho: 'We have no mad dogs'

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This technically should've given him enough cover behind him, support in the middle and bodies ahead of him to destroy the opposition.

Superb strikes from Stuart Armstrong and Cedric had put the hosts 2-0 up before Romelu Lukaku and Ander Herrera brought United level before halftime.

Pogba was restored to the starting line-up having been axed from the midweek win over Young Boys in the Champions League, but appeared to be well off the pace as Southampton roared into an early two-goal lead.

Mourinho was forced to field a back three which included midfielders Nemanja Matic and Scott McTominay after injury ruled out Victor Lindelof, Chris Smalling and Eric Bailly.

"Doesn't matter the system we play", Mourinho said. "We don't have many - with all the respect, hope people understand what I mean - we don't have many 'mad dogs".

"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.

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There have been apparent disagreements between Jose Mourinho and a good few of his players already - some justified, some not - while recent signings have struggled to make an impact.

'McTominay and Matic did a very good job for two midfield players'.

"I think Toby's a brilliant player and he loves Tottenham", Hazard told Express Sport. "By losing so many balls in midfield, we broke that dynamic that normally leads to goals".

Saturday's game with Southampton certainly looked like a relatively simple way to get positive momentum going but it proved to be anything but.

"When the players don't understand that simplicity is genius, especially in some parts of the pitch, they keep and keep playing too complicated football and it's too hard to have that continuity".

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