MOURINHO: MANCHESTER UNITED SHOULD HAVE SCORED SIX GOALS AGAINST BOURNEMOUTH

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Manchester United needed a 92nd minute goal from Marcus Rashford, who just turned 21 last week, to beat Bournemouth 2-1 at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday.

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho believes the Red Devils should have scored five or six goals in the second half against Bournemouth.

“You can question the spirit of the guys at the beginning, you can question the spirit of how bad the first half was,” Mourinho said after the victory over Bournemouth.

“We can keep asking ourselves why. I have no answer but yes, in the second half, they showed all of the desire. It was exactly the opposite [to the first half].

”We were able to transform a game from one where the opponent was the best team by far to a game where we were the best by far.

“We created a lot of chances, we pressed higher, with much more aggression, intensity and intention. We deserved to score before the 92nd minute.

“We should have scored five or six goals but the goal came when it came. In the end, we got the goal which gave us the important points.”

Our first-half against Bournemouth was poor and Mourinho also admitted Manchester United could have conceded five or six goals to Bournemouth during an awful first-half for Manchester United.

“It wasn’t just the start [that was bad], it was all of the first half,” Mourinho admitted.

“At half-time, I thought I was the luckiest manager in the Premier League, to be at 1-1 in a half in which it should be 5-2 or 6-2 [to Bournemouth]. We had a big chance with Fred but they had five or six big chances.”