Third win in three Premier League matches, third clean sheet, and, most important of all, ‘playing very well’, as Jose Mourinho put it.
Manchester United beat Leicester City 2-0 thanks to two goals by substitutes Marcus Rashford and Marouane Fellaini late in the game, with Romelu Lukaku having a penalty saved by Kasper Schmeichel earlier.
We played very well. The team is playing very well and I’m very confident. We are comfortable on the ball and dangerous on the counterattack
Mourinho told BT Sport after the match, clearly pleased with the win and the way his team played.
The result was open at 0-0 and it was obviously very difficult. The blue wall was very well organised and I always give credit to that, but we kept calm and kept control. After missing the penalty the team remained confident and we deserved it. If I had to choose a word to describe my team it would be solid
the Man United manager said, before comparing the first three wins of this season, with the first three wins of last season.
Nine points after three matches is nothing different for us because we did that last season. The difference is the quality of our football, we’re playing better now and if we hadn’t won this match I wouldn’t have anyone to blame
the Portuguese said.