Mourinho on game vs Bournemouth: Jose Mourinho spoke about the match and applauded the side for a terrific comeback.
Manchester United registered another victory, their second in a row, to climb one spot to 7th in the league table. Mourinho’s side defeated the high-flying Bournemouth, as Marcus Rashford scored an injury-time winner to seal three points.
United trailed within the first 15 minutes but soon equalized through a great ball from Alexis Sanchez, which was converted by Anthony Martial. This was Martial’s fifth goal in the last five games for the club.
Marcus Rashford came painfully close to give United the lead in the second half, but missed the chance in a rather embarrassing fashion. However, the English youngster made amends in the injury time, as he laid on a terrific cross from Paul Pogba and beat Bournemouth goalkeeper Asmir Begovic.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, meanwhile, has commented on the game.
Mourinho on game vs Bournemouth:
Mourinho insisted that the performance in the first half was poor, but his players stepped up in the second half.
“I said at half time that I was the luckiest manager in the Premier League because the score should have been 5/6-2,” Mourinho said.
Whether Rashford improves from here or he goes down, according to the fucked up rules you have made up you don’t get to get celebrate his goals. Fuck off everyone who abuse him every day.
— Vinay (@SemperFiUtd) November 3, 2018
“We were terribly bad defensively. As a team, we have not pressed or done anything that we have worked on this week.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) November 3, 2018
“The spectators in this game won’t believe how hard we’ve worked this week. The first half was a disaster. The second half was much better. We created a lot of opportunities and deserved to score before the 92nd minute.”
Mourinho also disclosed his half-time speech during the post-match interview with BT Sports.
“I said it was impossible to play less well than we did, so the second half will certainly be better. I was happy with the entry of Ander Herrera in the game.
Huge, huge 3 points for United this weekend. It wasn’t pretty at all, but I’ll take 3 points in any which way. Encouraging second half after an intrepid first. Blueprint of our football club.
— Aakash Bhatt (@aakashbhatt97) November 3, 2018
“I felt that we needed more balance and a faster recovery of the ball. I was happy with the change. It was much better.”
The manager appreciated the chants of ‘Attack, Attack’ by the Manchester United fans, but stated that defensive responsibilities are important.
These late goals are ageing me. “They don’t deserve that,” wailed a Bournemouth fan in the press box. Those United fans on the pitch didn’t care. #mufc went for it in the second-half and credit to Rashford, who kept on going.
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) November 3, 2018
“I think some mistakes have created instability. I love the song “Attack Attack attack”, but when you lose the ball, you have to know that you have stability, which was not the case. There’s always that sense of instability.”