Perfectionist Mourinho explains the negative aspects of United’s 4-0 victory over West Ham

Jose Mourinho MUFC

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is certainly not getting carried away despite his side’s stunning 4-0 victory over West Ham United on Sunday.

There has been a lot of hype surrounding Manchester United this summer, considering all the money they have spent on acquiring new players and the Red Devils could not have asked for a better start after claiming a stunning 4-0 victory over West Ham United at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Big money signing Romelu Lukaku grabbed a wonderful brace during the encounter while the likes of Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Anthony Martial all managed to impress as well with fine performances.

Following the 4-0 victory, the Old Trafford faithful certainly headed back home very happy and manager Jose Mourinho would also have been left pleased with the performance of his side.

However, the Portuguese boss was not all praise for United’s display during the encounter and stressed on the fact that the match could have been a lot more uncomfortable if they had conceded through efforts from Marko Arnautovic and Diafra Sakho following uncharacteristic lapses in concentration at the back during he second-half.

He told MUTV after the game, “I am [pleased with the performance] but I remember every second of the game. I don’t forget the ball hitting the bar at 2-0 and Diafra Sakho coming onto the pitch.

“In spite of speaking about Sakho at half-time, he was free and almost scored. If the score was 2-1, the last 20 minutes, instead of enjoying trying to score more goals, it would have been about not conceding the equaliser, for not losing two points.”

Mourinho is not getting carried away about his side’s display and this can only be a positive as the Red Devils have a long way to go before even thinking about winning the Premier League title this season.

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