Pablo Zabaleta surprised by Marouane Fellaini's antics in Manchester derby

Jose Mourinho doesn’t care if his public dressing downs hurt his players

Jose Mourinho doesn’t care if his public dressing downs hurt his players

The 19-year-old Dutch defender came on for Henrikh Mkhitaryan in the 86th minute after Marouane Fellaini was sent off with United hanging on for a draw in the closing stages at the Etihad.

United are now vying with Liverpool, Man City and Arsenal for two places in next season's Champions League, with Chelsea and Tottenham all but tying up the top two.

Timothy Fosu-Mensah was deployed as an emergency midfielder after Fellaini's dismissal but suffered a dislocated shoulder as United defended a City corner in what proved to be the last action of the match.

Manchester United have won back-to-back Premier League meetings with Swansea, this after losing the previous three all by a 2-1 scoreline.

Zabaleta acknowledged the absence of the injured Paul Pogba was a factor but felt United's tactics were not created to deliver victory, despite City being a point ahead of them in the Champions League race.

"There is a lot that can happen until the end of the season". Every player needs to know how to move position, change position, play in different positions - and I think he's asked a lot from them this year, and I think that might be the one thing he'll look at this year: "did I ask too much from this group?"

Mourinho added: "Of course with so many problems, with so many injuries, with so many matches there is incredible fatigue". I only saw two goals. In the first half, we were very good.

But Mourinho's side showed all the qualities that have ensured they have remained unbeaten in the Premier League since October to battle their way to a point here. Eighteen matches and many miles in the players' legs. "It's one point and the fight keeps going".

"I don't think we (will) recover any of the others".

The Red Devils have bolstered their chances of finishing in the top four in recent weeks amid competition from Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City. They had two. We can not forget which team we were against tonight.

"We tried to have the ball and attack like we have tried to do all season. But the reality is we are fighting to win the Europa League and fighting to finish fourth, so let's go".

"There is always this dilemma of keeping a bigger squad but the players, they don't want to stay".

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