Mourinho happy with intensity in Fulham win

Jose Mourinho emphasised that Manchester United’s improved intensity in and out of possession was key in the 4-1 win over Fulham.

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The Red Devil’s opened the scoring through Ashley Young in the 13th minute and Juan Mata’s added on 28th minutes for his 50th Premier League goal before Romelu Lukaku ended a near 1,000-minute goal drought with Aboubakar Kamara consolation before Marcus Rashford completed the scoring.

Jose Mourinho’s reaction

“I think we were intense, without the ball and with the ball,” Mourinho said.

“Without the ball pressing, bringing the lines up and not giving them chance to play the football they like to play.

“Then with the ball, one touch, two touches. I think we were really good.

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“Of course, we needed it. The last three matches in the Premier League we didn’t lose but we didn’t win.”

“I think the players showed that they can be a better team than they are [at the moment],” he said.

“When there is solidarity and empathy in the team – the players sticking together and everybody giving their maximum, it attracts more positive things.

“When you have people who run and press and then, with the ball, want to play simple and positive football it attracts more positive things.”

Mourinho on Diogo Dalot.

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“I think he is fantastic,” Mourinho added. “For a 19-year-old boy, physically he is very strong and technically he is very good.

“Attacking, with his crosses, if you touch the ball then you score. Defensively, he has things to learn but he is a 19-year-old boy.”

On Paul Pogba

“He has to play with the same mentality that the team has been playing with.

“Paul can be a fantastic player. He has the potential to be a fantastic player.”


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