Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho has spoken of his players’ performance after their 4-1 win over Newcastle on Saturday.
The Portuguese expressed his excitement over the maximum points and quality of performance from his side, particularly with Paul Pogba.
On Saturday, goals from Anthony Martial and Chris Smalling in the first half and Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku in the second half ensured Dwight Gayle’s 14th minute opener counted for nothing.
Mourinho spoke with BT Sports, “I am pleased for the three points, the quality of our performance after Newcastle’s goal, that mentality to react without panic and in a positive way, and obviously the return of injured players is always nice, especially in Zlatan Ibrahimovic’ case. His was such a dramatic injury. To see him back is a great emotion.
“Paul Pogba is different class – Paul and Nemanja Matic grew up together at the start of the season and are the engine of the team. It was in Paul’s hands, how many minutes to play until he began to feel fatigued. It was a great performance from him.
“I know that strikers depend on goals for confidence and happiness. I was really happy to see him (Lukaku) score his goal.”
On being eight points behind leaders Manchester City in the Premier League table, the former Chelsea boss added, “We go match to match – we can only play Manchester City twice in a season. In those games we will try to take points – outside of those fixtures we are not in control.”