MOURINHO GETS BIGGEST WIN SINCE OLD TRAFFORD MOVE
Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho got his biggest win since he took over the managerial capacity at Old Trafford this summer.
United defeated Feyenoord 4-0 at home on Thursday, producing a brilliant performance in the second half. The Dutch side had defeated them 1-0 in September and it was sweet revenge for the Red Devils.
Former Borussia Dortmund playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan started the game, combining well with Juan Mata, Zlatan Ibrahimovic – even amidst rumours that he could be competing with Antoine Greizmann soon – and the rest of the team.
Wayne Rooney would be happy with his display during the clash as he scored a goal to go past Ruud van Nistelrooy’s European goals’ record for Man United. The captain of England national side chipped the ball over Feyenoord goalkeeper Brad Jones to get the first goal.
After the break, same Rooney had an assist as he sent the ball Mata’s way for the second goal. Ibrahimovic forced the third as he caused shot stopper Jones to score an own goal. Jesse Lingard got the fourth in stoppage time
Armenian Mkhitaryan could do better defensively but he has an impressive second half as he was involved in the attack. Michael Carrick, 35, started the game, giving summer marquee signing Paul Pogba the liberty to move forward as he handled the dirty jobs.
In addition, the game showed that Mourinho could trust Sergio Romero as a back-up plan for David De Gea as he held down the forte well in his absence. Romero killed attempts from Rick Karsdorp and Dirk Kuyt to keep a clean sheet during the clash. In all, it was a brilliant display from Manchester United as they shut the mouth of critics with a fine international display.