Published: Mon, November 05, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Jose Mourinho says Ander Herrera inspired United’s transformation

Jose Mourinho says Ander Herrera inspired United’s transformation

But rather than lavishing all the praise upon the goalscoring substitute, Mourinho has instead highlighted the impact of Herrera, who came off the bench after 56 minutes for only his fifth Premier League appearance of the season.

"In the last few years I think we have been known for shutting up shop and not conceding many goals so this season has been very unusual to what I have experienced", Smalling added.

Mourinho brought on Ander Herrera and Rashford just before the hour mark to great effect, with the Spaniard bringing extra energy in midfield after replacing Fred; and Rashford should have scored when presented with a glorious opportunity on 65 minutes.

Although numerous Red Devils should be praised for showing passion and determination in their desire to turn the game around, not everybody was willing to go the extra mile to ensure that we left the Vitality with all three points on Saturday.

United were dominant in the second half and should have won the game long before Rashford's victor. "We are going to be in a better position", he said. "The team was much better".

They had impressed with their expansive play throughout the first half and regardless of defeat remain on course to challenge for the top six, but their manager Eddie Howe said: "It's a tough one for us".

"[He] was the one that changed the game by giving the team, the balance, the intensity, the high pressure, the organisation that the team didn't have until then I think he was fundamental for us". "So I think he was really good for us". "It starts at the back, and as a team collectively, and we will be working on it every day". "We created lots of chances and deserved to score before the 92nd minute". It was much better.

Young's free-kick cannoned off the post and the United man's goal-bound effort was sensationally blocked on the line by the chest of Nathan Ake. The two points we lost against Chelsea in the last minute [two weeks ago], we got them today.

"I love the song "attack, attack, attack", but when you lose the ball you have to have stability, and we did not have it against a good team".

Martial has netted five goals in his last five games and is another player said to be looking for some kind of parity with Sanchez, who he ha been outperforming this season.

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