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Rafa Benitez on chances missed, mistakes, and Jonjo Shelvey refusing to shake his hand


Rafa Benitez helped his team get out of jail today.

After a first half where they created and wasted a handful of chances, they then deservedly went behind on the hour mark as Swansea started to get on top.

The manager’s reaction was to send Joselu on for Dwight Gayle.

Only four minutes after his introduction, the former Stoke striker produced the equaliser.

Rafa Benitez says that maybe Joselu could and should score more goals but basically, that is what you get for £5m.

The United boss saying he would have had to spend £25m to guarantee goals.

Rafa was keen to play down the fact that Jonjo Shelvey refused to shake his hand when deservedly subbed after a very poor performance.

Rafa Benitez:

“It’s something we have seen in the past, we created enough chances to score in the first half and then we concede.

“It’s always difficult to be happy when you draw at home but the main thing is the reaction and how we were pushing at the end.

“We have to learn that every single mistake can cost you and we can’t make these mistakes.

“With the first-half chances we could have changed the game but we couldn’t do it and we must take these chances.

“We know with a new manger they have confidence and are playing well but the reaction after the goal is the most positive thing.

“I thought our mobility and pace could cause problems but Dwight got a kick and I’m happy for Joselu to get his goal.

“In this new world that football is in now, where everything’s so…

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