Jose Mourinho’s returned to Old Trafford on Wednesday as Manchester United took on Tottenham Hotspur and had to witness his lads lose 2-1 to his former employers.
Goals from Marcus Rashford sealed the fate of the Red Devils while Dele Alli did manage to equalize for a considerable period of time, arguably Spurs’ only decent moment in the entire game.
It had to have been an intriguing experience for the Portuguese boss as the starting lineup included many of the names he had garnered during his tenure at the side.
As of such, the Special One could not help but comment on the standout performer after the full-time whistle.
Talking about Marcus Rashford’s game, Mourinho stated (via Amazon Prime): “As I always told, from the left and not as a nine, from the left. I knew it, I told the boys. I told him exactly the way he does things. He was good, he was really good.”
While Rashford emerged from the academy under Louis Van Gaal, it was under Mourinho that he eventually found his swagger and best style of play.
The former Real Madrid and Chelsea gaffer was also credited with the vital position change, often experimenting both Martial and Rashford on the flank and now it is that very tactic that has been serving the English forward exceptionally well.
About the general overview of the fixture, Mourinho added the following (via Amazon Prime): “I think they deserved the victory by their first half. We didn’t start well at all. For the first 30 minutes they were the best team. I think they deserved to win.”
There are many who still feel that United did not do right by the gaffer by sacking him last campaign despite not investing in his required transfer targets.
It is fair to say that everything he now achieves as Spurs will be viewed with that light.