Jose Mourinho praised the strength of his Manchester United squad after watching three substitutes earn a 2-0 win over Leicester at Old Trafford on Saturday.
Leicester were sturbbon against United until Mourinho brought on Marcus Rashford, who scored the opener 20 minutes from time.
Another substitute, Marouane Fellaini, added a second late on to conclude a third Premier League win in a row. Romelu Lukaku’s missed penalty was the only cause for concern.
“This is about the quality of the players because they are good. It doesn’t matter if they come from the bench because the group is solid.
“I am really happy, not for me. When we make changes, it is always the right changes. I am happy for them, for Marouane, for Jesse [Lingard], for Marcus.
“Normally when you miss a penalty with half an hour to go there is a little collapse. That did not happen today. We kept playing today.”
“It might be easy for people to praise the ones who have done so well in the opening games of the season, but I prefer to praise the amazing professionals who are not playing.
“They have not played the minutes they would have liked so far but they are all being very patient and waiting for their opportunity to become important for the team.”
“We had a very good preseason. We worked really well,” he said. “We had great conditions to work together, to be together in a beautiful atmosphere.
“We played against good teams, the best team in Europe twice. The preseason was very complete and then we start the Premier League. We are playing well.
“I am not carried away, three matches, nine points is good, 10 goal difference is good.”