Antonio Valencia volleys a screamer to put Manchester United ahead of Everton

Sep 19, 2017, 01:03
Antonio Valencia volleys a screamer to put Manchester United ahead of Everton

"It was a good, tough game for both teams", he said.

Mourinho was pleased with the tributes paid to Rooney by the Old Trafford crowd and believes that United's all-time record scorer could yet play a part at the club again. "Blind's played there, Rojo's played there, Shaw's played there, Darmian's played there, they can't button that one down".

A minute after leaving the pitch, Henrikh Mkhitaryan fired United's second goal into the back of the net which was followed by two more from ex-Toffee Romelu Lukaku and Anthony Martial.

The Blues poor start to the season continued on Sunday, with a 4-0 loss at Manchester United extending their losing run to four matches while dropping them into the Premier League relegation zone.

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The final scoreline flattered United but it was still another disappointing result for Everton, who slipped into the bottom three.

Koeman spent over £142 million on nine new players this summer, including first team players Michael Keane, Wayne Rooney and Gylfi Sigurdsson.

United responded and nearly went 2-0 up on 65 minutes but Juan Mata's well taken free-kick from the edge of Everton's box came off the post. From that moment we controlled the game, ' Mourinho said. "I was thinking about them and not City, who won their game and did their job".

He came on with 13 minutes remaining against Everton, and Mourinho reckons his impact was key in the team claiming a victory.

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He added: "I felt there was something possible this afternoon because I wasn't so impressed by United".

Mourinho is a huge admirer of the Spanish midfielder and sees him as an important member of his dressing room at the Theatre of Dreams.

Coming off the back of a 4-0 capitulation at Liverpool in their last away game, Arsenal showed far more steel and hit the post through Aaron Ramsey as well as having Shkodran Mustafi's headed goal disallowed.

When asked what he considered to be a realistic target, the Dutchman said: "The same as last season".

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