Manchester United have the roster, the quality, the… heavy jersey to win at CSKA Moscow, no doubt about that, but being 3-0 up by halft-ime was better than what even United themselves expected, and Jose Mourinho was the first to acknowledge it.
Three-nil at half-time is unexpected. We had the game in our hands and then it was just control so it was really good
the Portuguese told reporters after his team’s 4-1 triumph in Moscow, in a game that Romelu Lukaku scored two more goals for the Red Devils.
Before, results away from home in the Champions League were not the best. After one season outside (CL) we come back and we come back in strongly with a strong performance away
the Man united manager said, before praising his players for the way they dealt with the game.
Did the players play well? Of course they did. I think all of them for an hour had a very good performance. It was a strong performance, a strong start with great personality and no-one is speaking about the players who couldn’t play. I am really happy with the performance
Mourinho also said. As for what comes next, he made sure to ‘remind’ everyone that the season is still young.
We have to keep our feet on the ground, stay humble and follow our direction because we are having a very good start to the season
were the Portuguese’s words.