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What Jose Mourinho did in injury-time during Huddersfield 2-1 Manchester United

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There are no easy games in the Premier League.

Jose Mourinho knows that more than anyone so he wouldn’t be too surprised with what happened when he took his Manchester United side to Huddersfield.

United could barely afford any further slip-ups with them already trailing Manchester City by two points.

The gap is now at five points. City eased to another victory - beating Burnley 3-0 - while United were humbled 2-1 by Huddersfield.

It all started going wrong when Phil Jones limped off through injury with the scores still 0-0.

Ten minutes later and the Red Devils were 2-0 down.

But United were given hope when Marcus Rashford pulled a goal back with just 12 minutes remaining.

It set up a grandstand finish as Huddersfield tried to hold on to a famous victory.

Huddersfield Town v Manchester United - Premier League

United couldn’t quite force an equaliser but it wasn’t for a lack of trying. And even Mourinho himself tried his best.

Huddersfield were obviously doing their best to see out the match and were happy to ‘hoof’ the ball clear when defending.

And, in injury-time, goalscorer Aaron Mooy tried to launch the ball into the stands.

However, he didn’t quite achieve that but it did go into touch. Huddersfield were probably hoping the ball would bounce into the stands and the home crowd would slowly hand the ball back to a United player to waste a bit more time.

But Mourinho had other ideas.

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He saw the high clearance heading off the pitch and ran down the touchline to retrieve the ball.

But how was his touch?

Well, in wet conditions with his smart shoes on, it was very, very impressive.

Watch: Mourinho's touch

Check it out:

Man Utd fans react

And despite their defeat, United fans absolutely loved what their manager had just done. Check out the reaction:

Mourinho on the defeat

But Mourinho didn’t come up with any excuses as to why his side lost. Instead, he was happy to admit that “the best team won.”

"It’s not fair to say that the mistakes were responsible for the defeat. They are in the context,” he said.

“But no since the first minute the game was poor for us and we paid the price and we deserved it.”

To be fair, Mourinho showed a better touch than any of the United players did.

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