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Man Utd No2 Queiroz has no sympathy for Liverpool's Mascherano

Manchester United assistant boss Carlos Queiroz says Liverpool fans shouldn't be critical of goalkeeper Pepe Reina after the goals he conceded in yesterday's 3-0 victory.

Queiroz told the BBC: "I must say the goalkeeper today was fantastic. If it was not for him, probably it could be a historical result against Liverpool.

"Was he at fault for the first two goals? Well, so many chances, so many opportunities, sooner or later will bring a mistake.

"Yes, he should have perhaps done better with the two crosses, but the number of one-on-one chances he saved in the game... and it's not only the responsibility of one player.

"And I think the credit is on our side, because to create twelve chances against Liverpool, as I think we did, is something that brings credit to the team that attacked."

On Javier Mascherano's dismissal, Queiroz had little sympathy.

"Well, I think Mascherano was asking for that, the way he appraoched the referee a couple of times gives no choice to the referee, who was in my opinion more patient than he deserved.

"In the end the referee had no option if Javier insists on playing like that.

"New respect guidelines? Of course I respect them. Everything that is to support the ethic of the game is welcome in the game.

"I think putting down rules and ensuring that everyone respects what I call the ethic of the game brings one winner: football. So it's good for all of us.

"There is relief after today's good win. But we'll never relax."

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