Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Boss Outlines Why Reds Are Able to Finish with a Flurry

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Boss Outlines Why Reds Are Able to Finish with a Flurry

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JOSE Mourinho believes the defensive set-up of Premier League sides is playing to United's advantage in the latter stages of games.

The Reds have scored nine goals in the past 10 minutes of their league fixtures this term after Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Romelu Lukaku and Anthony Martial netted late on in the 4-0 win over Everton on Sunday.

All three of Martial's goals this season have come off the bench, while substitutes Marouane Fellaini and Marcus Rashford have also struck.

Ronald Koeman's Everton started with three central defenders shielded by three central midfielders - but were undone by Antonio Valencia's fourth-minute strike.

The visitors had chances to level through Wayne Rooney and Gylfi Sigurdsson in the secondhalf but capitulated late on, and Mourinho believes their search for an equaliser helped United. …

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