Manchester United headed in right direction under Mourinho, insists Schmeichel


With four games gone, United lie in 10th, well off the mark of league leaders Liverpool and champions Manchester City, but Matic is not unduly anxious about their title chances slipping away in the first two months of the season.

Mourinho's men responded to the crisis with a 2-0 win at Burnley on Sunday and Matic said: "He was very confident before the game he prepared the game in a very good way".

Manchester United came back to winning ways as they beat Burnley, 2-0, courtesy of a brace from Belgium's World Cup hero Romelu Lukaku. It does have to be said that he should have probably got at least a few more goals and got his hattrick in the game, but as long as he is getting into the positions to score the goals we can't really complain. "I don't see any difference", he said.

Last Monday's 3-0 loss to Tottenham was the heaviest home defeat of Mourinho's managerial career, a setback that triggered speculation the Portuguese coach might be sacked.

"He could have scored more but maybe he was a bit exhausted, playing with 10 men".

I've cut out some of the silly things I was doing... you could say I've maybe gone from a kid to a man now. "I would say it was naive", Burnley played Phil Bardsley received a yellow card for provoking the English youngster.

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"There is a lot of noise about Manchester United at the moment but facts are facts, they are a decent side." . "We should have kill [ed] the game much earlier, but the performance was very good, very solid and important".

"I never blame a player for missing penalties".

It will be interesting to see if Weah can find playing time with so much major competition, but even if he's simply a bit-part player, at just 18 years old, being with that first team could provide valuable experience and go a long way towards his future development.

Manchester United return to action following the global break with a trip to Watford.

Mourinho quoted a German philosopher to defend his record at Old Trafford ahead of Sunday's trip to Burnley, and four days earlier had stormed out of a press conference demanding respect from the journalists present because of his three Premier League titles. "The team understood the direction was good and it was not a sad week, it was a very good week at work and we started the way you saw".

"The manager knows my qualities so he knows how I can help the team".