Jose Mourinho believes Manchester United have found their confidence at last after making an amazing start to the Premier League season with back-to-back 4-0 wins.
United blew Swansea City away on Saturday, three goals in the final 10 minutes completing a second successive rout after they put West Ham United to the sword in their opening game of the season.
“The word that better describes the team now is ‘confident’,” said Mourinho, whose side won in South Wales with goals from Eric Bailly, Romelu Lukaku, Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial.
“The team starts the game confident, the team starts the second half confident.
“The thing that I want to see — but I don’t want to see — is the team losing and see the way they emotionally react to it, because that’s another change — losing and trying to change the result.
“Because in this moment everything is going in our favour. But it’s not always a motorway. You always find difficult roads and roadworks and we have to be ready.
“We started last season with two matches and six points and we finished sixth.
“It’s not a lesson, it’s a reality of football — two matches are not the end of the world for people that lose and it’s not paradise for people that win.
“I am happy, of course, and the quality of the performance gives me even more confidence.”
“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,” said Mourinho.
“We always looked like, ‘Let’s at least control the game by having the ball and trying to score more goals.’ And we did that in both matches.
“Then players on the bench have great quality, so it is easy for me to make changes, and good players make managers look even better.”
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