The men in Red managed to turn the game around and remove any form of doubt that the fans and manager may have had after Crystal Palace took a two-goal lead.
They got their reward shortly after half-time, when Jeffrey Schlupp released Patrick van Aanholt with a quick free-kick, leaving the Dutchman to race through and coolly slot the ball in at the near post.
'I can not tell you half of the things I told my team at half-time because there would be lots of bleeping on television, ' Mourinho said as reported Metro.
When the went two goals down, the United players waited to kick-off again, several with their hands on their hips.
"There were a few strong words relating to their attitude and the intensity of the game".
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In the end, Mourinho got the result he required as United moved back into second above Liverpool.
Selhurst Park was buzzing, the home fans loud and proud on a cold South London night.
The 29-year-old was far from alone in producing a below-par first-half performance but he grew into the game and provided the decisive contribution with a moment of magic.
Meanwhile, Liverpool will welcome Fc Porto in the second leg of the round of 16 Champions league game at Anfield tonight.
Christian Benteke was allowed to jink into the United penalty area unchecked by Smalling and when his pass picked out Townsend 18 yards from goal, the Palace winger unleashed a shot that took a wicked deflection off Lindelof as it looped past David De Gea.
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His first summation of the game came with an asterisk.
Yet, Palace had their own chances. We're gutted but maybe at 2-0 we should have settled for two goals and shut up shop and tried to frustrate them.
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"It was a nice goal", said Matic.
United clawed one back seven minutes later on a corner.
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It was then a case of how much Spurs wanted to stretch themselves, with an eye on their next challenge as the season hots up. Harry Kane found his teammate with an excellent pass and the unmarked Son planted his header into the corner of the net.
"But you always know the quality they possess and the strength and depth they have".
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