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Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 16 December 2018

Mourinho's mad dogs: De Rossi, Vidal and the midfield warriors Manchester United wish they had

Manager lamented the lack of spirit after his side's 2-2 draw with Southampton

We're quite used to Jose Mourinho bemoaning something about his Manchester United team.

This time it's the lack of "mad dogs" at his disposal, after United came from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with lowly Southampton.

"It doesn't matter the system we play," Mourinho said. "[Not winning] has to do with the characteristics of the players.

"With all due respect, we don't have many mad dogs that bite the ball and press all the time. We don't have many people with that spirit."

So, who does have that spirit? See our slideshow above of five former and current players who would be just the ticket for Mourinho and his struggling side.

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