Angry Mourinho tells Man United fans who is 'untouchable'

Manchester United News Carlos Soler Valencia

It now seems clear that Pogba will not be back for United's Champions League game against Benfica on Tuesday and he must also be a big doubt for the vital Premier League clash at Chelsea next weeekend.

"I would like the supporters to explain to me why they don't support him so much because he gives everything", the Portugese was quoted saying by The Independent.

José Mourinho has described Romelu Lukaku as "untouchable in my team", with the Manchester United manager saying he has to protect his players when they deserve it.

After initially scoring 11 goals from 10 appearances, Lukaku has failed to net in five matches and the Belgian global has allegedly been booed by a section of the club's supporters. Romelu is one of the players that should be untouchable in terms of the respect of everyone. What he does for the team is fantastic.

Mourinho further suggested that a player's efforts is not summed up by the amount of goals he scores. So for me [he is] untouchable in my team and I think he should be untouchable in support from the fans.

The Portuguese gaffer told Manchester United's official website: "I think we got what we deserved".

"I have the player that I want to have", Mourinho said. Ask Alderweireld, Vertonghen and Dier if he was quiet and they are some of the best centre-backs in football.

United looked like they were heading for a disappointing draw before Martial, a 70th-minute substitute for Marcus Rashford, found a way past Hugo Lloris. Ten points would be OK to qualify but our main aim is to finish first in the group. Two trophies have come - albeit trophies they aren't exactly of the stature that United fans expect - but at a cost.

Indeed, United have collected maximum points from their three Group A fixtures this season to top the table, and would qualify for the round of 16 if they beat Benfica and third-placed CSKA Moscow fail to overcome second-placed Basel in Switzerland. "So it's just Benfica, the Champions League and only the Champions League". Benfica are performing quite well domestically, but they have really struggled in Europe this season, and found it hard to hurt the Red Devils in the reverse match.

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