wnol.info January 19 2018

Jose Mourinho questions Luke Shaw's understanding of the game despite impressive cameo

January 19 2018, 05:32 | Van Peters

Manchester United have extended their unbeaten run to 20 games on the back of a stoppage-time penalty by star signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic against Everton.

Manchester United stumbled to a ninth home draw of a frustrating Premier League campaign on Tuesday, but Michael Carrick has not given up on a top-four finish.

Making only his second appearance since January, Shaw replaced Ashley Young for the final 25 minutes as United went onto salvage a 94th-minute equaliser at Old Trafford.

United is four points behind fourth-place City with nine games left.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has reiterated the need for his whole team to share the goalscoring burden, after once again relying on top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Ibrahimovic added, "I said from day one I didn't come here to waste time, I came here to win".

"But it's an unbelievable unbeaten run we've had (of 20 league games) but too many draws at home (nine in the league) and that's why we are in the position we are".

It was Williams who flicked on a 22nd minute corner and Jagielka, while wrestling United defender Marcos Rojo, acrobatically diverted the ball through the legs of goalkeeper David de Gea to hand Everton the lead.

The Red Devils dominated the second half, and threw more and more bodies forward in attack.

But right at the death Ashley Williams handled a shot from substitute Luke Shaw and was sent off, allowing Ibrahimovic to send Joel Robles the wrong way from the penalty spot.

"He had a good performance but it was his body with my brain", Mourinho said. "And it was hard to improve because I could feel some of the boys a little bit in trouble with the confidence levels".

Seventh-place Everton would have gone above United on goal difference in the standings if the team had held on for the win.

With eight games remaining Sunderland have 20 points, eight behind Swansea City in 17th.

Shaw has started just seven Premier League games and has come off the bench in two this season.

George Boyd scored the only goal as Burnley broke a six-match drought with a 1-0 win over Stoke. The team's last victory was on January 31.

The Toffees showed nearly no attacking threat up to that point, but were arguably the better team for the remainder of the first half.

The Swedish striker scored the victor in United's 2-1 League Cup final win at Wembley against Southampton in February, securing his first piece of silverware with the club.

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