Swansea performance leaves Mourinho buzzing


Manchester United's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho sits in the stands ahead of the English Premier ...
Manchester United's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho sits in the stands ahead of the English Premier League football match between Swansea City and Manchester United at The Liberty Stadium in Swansea, south Wales on November 6, 2016. PHOTO/ GEOFF CADDICK / AFP

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho hailed his side’s 3-1 victory away to Swansea City in the Premier League, stressing it was important to get the three points at the Liberty Stadium.

United went into the game on a run of four Premier League games without a win and a goal from Paul Pogba and two from Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the first half sealed the win.

“Sure. After the draw against Burnley at home, we need points. It was a great performance against Burnley but just one point. We needed three points more importantly than the performance but we had both,” Mourinho who saw his side move to within three points of the top five with victory said.

Mourinho praised the contributions made by Ibrahimovic, outlining the Swede’s overall contribution to the team.

“I think it does nothing. You were right. He’s a player that does not lack confidence. I used to say a striker that doesn’t score and does nothing else is a player less. A striker that doesn’t score but does everything else is a very important player.

“He was doing everything else, defensively and the build-up play, giving assists, contributing to the goalkeepers playing against us to get man of the match. He was doing so many things so I was not worried,” Mourinho added.

The Portuguese also admitted that some of his players have ‘problems’ and must change their culture in order to play for the club.

“I mean we have players with problems. Because every sport, I know because I have friends from other sports and they play at the highest level, how many times do you play at not 100 per cent.

“I have a friend who is a big tennis player and he tells me he remembers more the times he played with pain than the times without. To compete you have to go to the limit,” he explained.

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