6am Man Utd news: Valencia verdict, Pogba flops again, Mourinho orders Xmas training and Ozil latest

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JOSE MOURINHO slammed his players as defeat in Valencia left United facing a dreadful Champions League draw –  while our big match verdict assesses Paul Pogba’s recall.

Read this and more gossip, plus all the latest transfer news, from Old Trafford.

Jose Mourinho slated his side for lacking hunger as they lost in Valencia and now face a tough draw in the Champions League KO phase
Jose Mourinho slated his Man Utd side for lacking hunger as they lost in Valencia and now face a tough draw in the Champions League KO phase
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DRAW A VALE OVER IT

MANCHESTER UNITED face a nightmare last-16 draw in the Champions League after blowing their chance to finish top of Group H.

Jose Mourinho’s side was outclassed at the Mestalla in a 2-1 defeat to Valencia and will now come up against Europe’s very best.

MOUR PASSION NEEDED

JOSE MOURINHO has slammed his Manchester United flops for playing too passively in defeat to Valencia.

The Special One claimed his players lacked intensity as they threw away the chance to top their Champions League group..

BIG MATCH VERDICT

PAUL POGBA once again failed to prove his worth after being recalled to the Manchester United starting XI for the 2-1 Champions league defeat at Valencia.

And judging by his horrific miss from three yards out against Valencia in the first half, it’s easy to understand why the Special One had previously benched him.

MOURIN-NO HO HO

MANCHESTER United boss Jose Mourinho has upset his players by ordering them to train at 4pm on Christmas Day.

The players were hoping for a day off to celebrate the festive season with their families and loved ones.

POG’S BEST FRIEND IS A LINESMAN

PAUL POGBA threw his hat into the ring with a contender for miss of the season… only to have his blushes spared by a dodgy call from the linesman.

Manchester United were trailing 1-0 to Valencia in their final Champions League group game when the French star missed a total sitter – as the Spaniards went on to win 2-1.