Matic: Mourinho is coping just fine

Shane Duffy's goal helped inflict United's first defeat of the season at Brighton a fortnight ago

In light of those disappointments the manager has started to make grand gestures towards the fans, including standing to applaud them after the 3-0 defeat at home to Tottenham and climbing into the away section to give a young fan his jacket at Burnley.

That is why he is here at Manchester United.

Another huge talking point from the game was the sending off of Marcus Rashford for a "headbutt" on Burnley right back Phil Bardsley. "I'm hoping to repay that and give him what he wants from me".

The 2,433 United fans at Turf Moor first sang Mourinho's name as the teams warmed up.

Mourinho had been under the cosh after back-to-back defeats to Brighton and Hove Albion and Tottenham Hotspurs at Old Trafford put Manchester United on the brink. It's fair to say that Mourinho hasn't helped himself either. If the United boss' celebrations are to continue, Lukaku will have a big role to play. "Luke Shaw had a good performance and there were many others, too". In the Premier League everything is possible so let's see. The 29-year-old was seen throwing his tape as he looked at his teammates from the dugout.

A banner protesting against executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward was flown over the ground before kick-off, but United were not distracted from the job at hand in the early exchanges, with Jesse Lingard missing three chances in a dominant opening spell.

But Lukaku could have added a third as he burst through, rounding Hart before Mee made a great last-ditch tackle.

"No, no", the United midfielder said. "We managed to score two goals which was enough to win, but it shouldn't just be two, it should be three, four, five, six". It's good for us. "Even with 10 men, the team was really strong in every aspect of the game".

Following Sunday's 2-0 victory, Matic admitted that he felt Mourinho was attempting to shield his players from pressure in the press.

Pogba, 25, returned to United two years ago from the Italian giants for a then-world-record £89.3million transfer fee - but has struggled to recapture his most outstanding form.

Should the movement and creativity displayed in this game continue after the worldwide break, there are few defences in the Premier League that could cope with such swift interchanging and skill.

There's plenty of reason to suggest the situation at Old Trafford has been blown out of proportion and Mourinho has plenty of time to turns things around.