United are going in the right direction - Mata

United are going in the right direction - Mata

United are going in the right direction - Mata

"Honestly I don't think so", Mourinho told Sky Sports following United's 2-0 win at Watford.

The 35-year-old has been a revelation for the club this season with 15 goals in 23 Premier League games. "Of course at the start it is about the quality of the players we want, but sooner or later it has to end in the players we want".

For anyone who saw Manchester United as a one-year pit stop for Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Jose Mourinho has other thoughts.

The player shone brightly when he arrived from Monaco but has struggled to recapture that form this term, with his lack of game time leading to questions over his happiness and Old Trafford future. We are not a team scoring lots of goals so it is important to keep the clean sheets.

"We have a squad that, like every squad, needs changes but we know also that our squad has potential, our squad has good players", Mourinho said.

"I'm totally convinced he is going to stay", Mourinho said at Manchester United's pre-match press conference before this weekend's clash with Watford.

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Schweinsteiger marked the occasion with his first Old Trafford goal and was added to Mourinho's playing group for the knockout stages of the Europa League the following week.

Anthony Martial has scored three Premier League goals this season.

Fellaini said he had no doubts that United would bounce back from early-season uncertainty and recalled: "Jose called me and texted me on my holiday to give me confidence and say he trusts me. Some players to leave, some players to come but in a very natural way so I think the word Ed used was a good one". Mata has been reliable for Mourinho at United since the latter booted him out of Chelsea, but Martial's troubles with Mourinho are very much a current issue.

"But football is football, you never know".

"They played very well, the fans understood, they were behind and pushed them and the first half was fantastic, second half we score the second goal, we have to kill the game we didn't kill with 3-0 we killed it tactically".

It is understood United intend to go to the USA, although Woodward would speak only on the make-up of the tour. I gave him the possibility of a day off to go to Sweden.

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