Mourinho continues to maintain trust in passed Rooney
José Mourinho gave birth Saturday to look through in the Premier League match with Leicester City the frequently criticized Wayne Rooney from the bench to start. He refused to accept the 30-year-old hand, however, to write off.
“Rooney is a great player for me, for United and this country. More have I not to say. I have full confidence in him. He is just as happy as I am, at this moment,” said Mourinho after the 4-1 victory at Old Trafford against Sky Sports.
The Portuguese wanted to especially talk about the good recovery of the team after two consecutive defeats in the Premier League. “It was a very good race and a good result. It is not easy Leicester win, and certainly not in such a way.”
United was halfway already to a 4-0 lead through goals from Chris Smalling, Juan Mata, Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba, who made his first Premier League goal. Mourinho had in the second half on more hits hoped, but saw only Leicester-substitute Demarai Gray on the beautiful score.
“Nobody expected that in the second half four more times would have scored and 8-0 would win. It was mainly to control. But Claudio Ranieri (manager of Leicester, ed.) they did it very well. He read of the contest in the rest very good. He knew at that moment that the match was lost, but it was important for some to maintain control.”
Manchester United-Leicester City in the picture
Manchester United has house simple settled with Leicester City: 4-1.
Wayne Rooney was passed over by United manager José Mourinho.
The managers Mourinho and Claudio Raniere hug each other for the match at Old Trafford.
Chris Smalling headed home midway through the first half of the 1-0 from a corner of Daley Blind.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic kreegt during Manchester United-Leicester City to produce a ‘lookalike’ that the field suffered.
The ‘lookalike’ of Ibrahimovic found no compassion in the security.
In the 37th minute, United at 2-0 through Juan Mata.
Marcus Rashford has signed in the fortieth minute for the 3-0.
Paul Pogba cheers after his 40 just for peace of mind.
Substitute Demarai Gray made after one hour attractive way eretreffer for Leicester.
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Mourinho found his team for the first time this season well to start the match. “Usually our second half better than the first. We had intensity, movement and dynamics, and played very strong against a team that are easy to analyze, but difficult to beat.”
The Portuguese coach praised also the activities of striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. “He scored, but played phenomenal, really fantastic. He had a key role in our attacks and the pressure.”
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Important role in Blind with big win United at Leicester City