'I don't think they turned up... a lot of their players went missing'
Jamaal Lascelles has accused Manchester United's players of 'going missing' against Newcastle.
The Magpies captain believes Jose Mourinho's side were intimidated by their approach during Sunday's 1-0 victory at St James' Park. Mourinho substituted Paul Pogba on 65 minutes and later criticised the £89million midfielder for his part in Matt Ritchie's winning goal.And Lascelles has not held back in a scathing assessment of the Premier League's second-placed team.Man United have some world class players but it seemed like we just wanted it a lot more,' he said.With the bigger teams, teams like us will always want it a lot more and their quality wasn't enough to beat us and our hard work and endeavour was enough to get us over the line.agent sbobet
'They have got some great players but I don't think Man U turned up. I don't think they were at it from the start of the game - a lot of their players went missing.
The Newcastle skipper, pictured challenging Romelu Lukaku, was scathing of United's display
'It was probably the way we were playing, we made them play like that. In the first-half they were making a lot of mistakes, passing the ball around but it was down to our pressing.
'We were aggressive and they didn't like it. You could see their centre-halves on the ball and they didn't really know what to do with it.'agent sbobet
Lascelles says that was all down to Rafa Benitez, who outwitted old rival Mourinho.
'The manager got it spot on,' he added. 'All week he had been working on how we can beat these guys and we stuck to his tactics and got it exactly right.We can't go to toe-to-toe with these teams and try to play football - it is not going to happen. What we can do is work hard, make it nasty for them.'agent sbobet