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January 22 2018, 02:13 | Van Peters
Man United make winning start to 2018 with 2-0 victory at Everton
But the French global was far more impressive in the 2-0 victory at Everton on New Year's Day, which ended a run of three consecutive United draws and put the Red Devils 12 points behind runaway leaders Manchester City. "It's just the way football is", he sneered.
However, Mourinho apparently doesn't trust any of these players and is starting to have a rocky relationship with them, particularly Scholes after his comments as a pundit.
The opening half had seen United send in 10 attempts at goal but only one which troubled Jordan Pickford, and they came out for the second period in a far more purposeful manner.
After three disappointing draws against Leicester, Burnley and Southampton to finish 2017, 2018 began much better for United.
Comparisons have burdened the 25-year-old's time at the top, with former United coach Rene Meulensteen billing him as England's answer to Andres Iniesta, while Sir Alex Ferguson had tipped him to develop in a fashion not too dissimilar to France legend Jean Tigana. That doesn't mean that we all have to be phenomenal.Paul Pogba tries to do his best all the time.
Mourinho hit back in blistering fashion after the midfielder's man-of-the-match performance during Monday's 2-0 victory at Everton.'The only thing Paul Scholes does is criticise, ' said Mourinho.
The Red Devils now have six first team players sidelined through injury and, with fixtures coming thick and fast, Mourinho admitted that it is hard to rotate and give players the required rest. "If he's 25 per cent as successful, he'll be quite happy".
Romelu Lukaku was stretchered off with a head injury in United's match with Southampton and José Mourinho revealed what the striker told him.
"We will compete always, we competed and we didn't have I think nine players". "Maybe Romelu can play (against Derby). I'll show you the way'".
United have bought the positivity of ex-players for years by making them club "ambassadors".
Everton tried to respond but Lingard ended their hopes as he doubled United's lead, and lifted them back to second in the Premier League, with a superb individual effort.