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Jose Mourinho on Man Utd's super subs: "They broke the wall"

31 August 2017

Rashford scored his first goal of season for United as the young striker converted Henrikh Mkhitaryan's corner three minutes after coming on.

Manchester United head into the global break having won all three of their Premier League games, achieving clean sheets in each one.

United opted for just one change from the Swansea win, with Anthony Martial starting in place of Marcus Rashford after scoring two goals as a sub this season.

Manchester United's flawless start to the 2017-18 Premier League season continued on Saturday, as the Red Devils beat Leicester City 2-0 at Old Trafford.

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"It's tough competition with very good players".

Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel was the hero for the Foxes in the first half and saved a penalty from Romelu Lukaku early in the second, but there was nothing he could do about Marcus Rashford's strike in the 70th minute.

"After missing the penalty team remained confident and we deserved it".

And like last week at Swansea, Mourinho's subs made the difference, scoring two vital goals to ensure that the Red Devils will go into the global break at the top of the Premier League table.

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United were unable to make a first-half breakthrough despite being on top, Juan Mata having a goal disallowed for offside shortly before drawing a stunning save from Schmeichel.

"It has been good - getting to know the club, everything around, all the players, the leaders and the system". United heads into the global break with a spotless 3-0 record. "They are on the bench waiting for a chance". If I don't have them on the bench, I can not make successful changes. If i have to choose a word to describe my team, I would have to say "solid". I watched the match many times.

According to the British media, Jose Mourinho was against this transfer until last week, however, his close relationship with Peter Lim has seen a shift in stance where the United manager is now in agreement to send the player out on loan for rest of the season.

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