Jose Mourinho believes Manchester United’s 4-1 victory over Leicester City was a result of his side’s quick start.
The Portuguese boss came under heavy criticism following a three match loss streak, but had a point to prove as his men took on the defending champions on Saturday afternoon.
The most notable change to his starting XI being Wayne Rooney‘s exclusion, as Man United got off to a flying start with four goals in the first-half.
Speaking after the game, he insisted his side started well.
“The result was because we started very well and we did not stop until we closed the game out,” he said.
“When another team plays well, it is easier to have good individual performances. I am always positive — we worked so much.
“I know that we scored three goals from corners which is not normal but the intensity, the pressure, the control, and the reaction every time we lost the ball is normal for us.”
After much criticism for Rooney’s showings, Mourinho decided to deploy Juan Mata in his preferred role and he did not disappoint with a goal and an assist to his name.
The club’s recent defeats have all been attributed to slow starts, giving the opposition a head start where United have failed to close the gap.
On Saturday, it looked like every player was performing for their spot on the side and it was one of our best showings since Sir Alex Ferguson retired.