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Jose Mourinho reveals half-time team talk against Sunderland

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Manchester United registered their fourth consecutive English Premier League (EPL) match win as they defeated Sutherland by an overwhelming 3-1 margin at the Old Trafford on Boxing Day.

"The difference between the demands of the Premier League and the Ukrainian league or even Bundesliga, complete different philosophy of play".

Martial's problems in his second season at Old Trafford have been exacerbated by his marriage break-up.

So Moyes returns to United with a feeling of "What if?" There's a long road ahead but perhaps after a numerous false dawns, Mourinho has shown enough to suggest that he could take United back to the top.

Everton, managed by Schneiderlin's ex-Southampton boss Ronald Koeman, could also be tempted when the window reopens next month, and Mourinho admits he will not stand in his player's way while he remains on the fringes of his squad. Moyes said he targeted Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Cesc Fabregas, and had finalized a deal for Toni Kroos but was sacked before it could go through.

Of the goal itself, Mkhitaryan said: "That was the best goal I've ever scored".

It is this competitive spark which the Red Devils manager says would not have come if they did not buy the Swede.

"I was expecting the ball to be in front of me and then I realised I was in front of it". For example, I think, last week it was Manchester City against Arsenal and somebody had to lose points.

"I enjoyed coming back". The team is in 18th place in the 20-team standings after 17 games.

As strongly evidenced from Didier Deschamps' misuse of him in Euro 2016, Pogba's natural abilities are severely limited and his effectiveness hindered when asked to fulfill one of the two holding roles, and he clearly continued to struggle under Mourinho's tactics. Mourinho said that didn't put him off the job.

"In the end it was a hard game, we played very good and got the result. I tried to answer", Mourinho said Friday.

It was Thomas Tuchel who unlocked the puzzle by instilling a sense of freedom and happiness in his game, playing a furious and involved attacking style where he was allowed to drift to the fight flank, and the weight of being Dortmund's record signing was lifted and he played the best football of his career to date. I don't know if in English the name is the same as in Portuguese.

"My message was that the game was going in the direction where we were in control but it was apathetic control. It is what it is now". Of course, they are still 13 points behind league-leaders Chelsea who have won 12 games in a row and are looking unstoppable. Their worst start in the Premier League era is a distant memory, replaced only by memories of how it feels to win, win consistently, and win convincingly. He should've scored more than one, he should've scored more than two but it was another match that passed where he was completely integral to the play of United.

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