Date: 3rd January 2018 at 10:56am
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After the frustration of three consecutive draws, it was a far more relaxed Jose Mourinho that faced the media following the 2-0 win, at Goodison Park, against Everton.

Commenting on the performance, to Sky Sports, Jose had this to say,

‘Our pride, our effort, everything was top class and on top of it we played very well. It wasn’t a performance of tired boys, with the worst possible calendar that you gave us.

‘Everton had a reaction for five, eight minutes, but we were always in control. We changed our profile because we didn’t have Romelu Lukaku and I am really pleased.

And on the continued fine form showed by Jesse Lingard, Mourinho further added,

“One thing is to be a young talent, another thing is to be a very good player. Some players are not capable of that jump. They go from great potential to normal players. Lingard is giving that jump. He is more consistent, he is adaptable, he understands better the game, he is going in a good direction.”

And on whether Manchester United will be active in the January transfer window, Jose was giving little away, remarking,

‘I don’t know about transfers. In this moment we are in trouble, in two to three weeks-time maybe we recover and we breathe in a different way. Can we improve now or do we wait until the summer? I cannot say.’

Onwards and upwards for Manchester United.