Jose Mourinho "happy" with Manchester United players

Jose Mourinho

The first chance of the game fell to Romelu Lukaku in the fifth minute but he could only divert Juan Mata's right-sided cross over the bar.

Manchester United's dismal run of results in December continued with a third consecutive league draw as they were held 0-0 at home to Southampton on Saturday, dropping to third in the Premier League standings below Liverpool. In the King Power Stadium, with the pain of Leicester City's late equalizer still raw, José Mourinho stared incredulously at his inquisitor and snarled back without pausing.

Having allayed fears that Lukaku was seriously injured, Mourinho explained that the Belgian is likely to be out for at least two games.

At that time, Klopp was responding to a summer in which United were on the verge of breaking the world record by paying £89 million for Paul Pogba. I think the Dutch central defender goes with him for the ball and it's unlucky for Romelu and unlucky for Hoedt.

Manchester United sit second on the Premier League table, trailing leaders Manchester City by 15 points and with Chelsea only a point behind them in third on the table.

United applied near constant pressure in the closing stages, but Saints managed to hold firm.

But Mourinho is more than familiar with the odds that have been stacked in favour of a select few in the Premier League.

"He's just strolling through the game."
Today I think Craig had a good performance, it was a big decision to make from Craig. In the absence of the club captain, Michael Carrick, Antonio Valencia has been the regular choice for most of this season along with Smalling, with Pogba stepping in on Saturday.

But Mourinho claimed Lukaku wasn't seriously hurt. In an interview earlier in the year, Mourinho said "No, he's going to score soon".

"I have to be grateful for his personality and his character". If you pay, you pay a crazy amount of money but if you don't, you don't have the player. To do this we will link your MailOnline account with your Facebook account.

" month out", confirmed Mourinho.