Jose Mourinho says Manchester United's strong start "means nothing" if they don't carry on

Sport360 staff 20:07 19/08/2017
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Jose Mourinho is not getting carried away by his team’s strong start to the season after Manchester United recorded a second straight 4-0 win on Saturday, brushing aside Swansea City with a late flourish.

“This time last season we had six points from our first two games and we finished sixth,” Mourinho said. “This start means nothing.”

“The important thing for me is we’ve played well in these two games and we have to keep that going. I don’t like that people are looking at these matches and thinking they are easy matches.

“The team is consistent and confident and we have to carry on.”

Eric Bailly scored his first Manchester United goal right at the end of the first half, but United had to wait another 35 minutes before Romelu Lukaku, Paul Pogba, and Anthony Martial scored three goals in just under four minutes to put the game away.

Mourinho credited his players for delivering a controlled, confident performance to ease their way to victory.

“I think the team is confident and in both matches winning 1-0 at half-time, we didn’t start the second half looking like we had to keep a clean sheet to win the match. We tried to control the game by keeping the ball and creating chances and we did that in both matches,” Mourinho said.

“We were winning 1-0 and not defending and trying to score more goals but the game was open. I feel very happy with the difficulty of the match and the way we explored their fragile moments at the end of the game.”

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