United sit 10th in the Premier League, nine points behind pacesetters Manchester City and Liverpool.
Jose Mourinho is someone who purports to be all about the small details so what sort of message did that send ahead of another game United had to win?
"They raised the level of their intensity".
Jose Mourinho has suggested Manchester United lost their "dignity" in the dire defeat to West Ham while demanding his players play for the club and not themselves.
Goalkeeper David De Gea starts despite doubts over him earlier today.
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There was some improvement on last Saturday's display in their 3-1 loss to West Ham, but Valencia were not unduly troubled by the United attack and could have taken all three points had they made the most of opportunities on the break.
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But it was Marcus Rashford on the opposite flank who was United's biggest threat as the Chilean again disappointed before being replaced 15 minutes from time.
United's best chance of the night arrived two minutes later when Lukaku darted to the near post to meet Rashford's corner, but the Belgian nodded his finish over the bar when unmarked to cap off a poor personal performance which extends his wait for a goal to five matches.
Speaking on BT Sport, the former United midfielder slammed the under-fire manager as "embarrassing" the club.
United will have a chance to end that run when they host Newcastle United on Saturday evening, while Valencia welcome Barcelona to the Mestalla on Sunday.