Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Manager Pleased as Reds Show Grit

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Manager Pleased as Reds Show Grit

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UNITED laboured for the majority of their 1-0 triumph over Burnley, but manager Jose Mourinho was satisfied with how his players adapted against a physical side.

"It's a different kind of performance to try to have, but it is a performance needed to get a result against a brave team like Burnley," Mourinho explained.

"We know the way they play, they are better than anyone playing that way, we had to adapt to be successful, we adapted well by the defensive point of view.

"We should have scored a second goal to kill it off and put ourselves in a position to fight until the last second, and the best image of it was with Pope [Nick, Burnley's goalkeeper] in the box for the last couple of crosses and that's the image of how competitive the game was. …

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