Date: 20th August 2016 at 11:23am
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It wasn’t only various players making United debuts at Old Trafford, of course Jose Mourinho did this too against Southampton on Friday night.

Stats showed that Southampton actually had the greater share of possession but the Saints didn’t threaten too much with this possession and the only stat that really matters is the scoreline, which reads as a two-nil win in the first home match of the Premier League season.

A brace from Zlatan Ibrahimovic gave United the points with Mourinho commenting to Sky Sports after the match is was a deserved victory with the Red Devils comfortable against the Saints.

‘It was good enough to deserve the victory. Southampton had moments of ball possession, but they did not create danger. We were always in control and we won comfortably.’

With two wins from two he’s happy enough with the start to his spell at United, adding.

‘It is a natural evolution. The way we are playing, the kind of football we are trying to play. We now defend zonal, which is much more different than man-marking. Some players are here for one week, some two weeks, three weeks, four weeks. It is impossible to demand more at the moment. I am pleased.’

Paul Pogba was delighted with him own second debut for the club with the French international impressing in this match. Mourinho finished by commenting on the midfielder who he couldn’t be ‘happier with’ as he’s ‘so good.’

‘Pogba was so good. Everything individually, collectively he is learning. I am really happy with him. He is a player that needs freedom… I could not be happier with him.’

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