"It's not too long after they've played Real Madrid and we can't play the same way (as they did in the first half) because it wasn't clever", said Hill. Matic won the Premier League twice in last three seasons and will be a valuable part of Mourinho's plans. It is always oxygen, happiness and confidence for them.
The Belgian made it 2-0 seven minutes after the break, rising to meet a Mkhitaryan free kick with a superbly angled header into the far bottom corner. They were much better than us, better with the ball and without the ball.
"He wants more football at the highest level so we are having conversations and discussing the possibility of him staying for the second part of the season".
'I didn't disturb him, I didn't think it was possible unless something special was happening, and it was because his agent said we could have him. The likes of Marcos Rojo, Ashley Young and Luke Shaw are still absent as they suffered different injuries towards the tail end of last season. Mourinho expectedly gives the Old Trafford debut to Romelu Lukaku, spearheading an attacking lineup that includes fringe starters Marcus Rashford and Juan Mata.
Neville won the league eight times with United and, speaking before the game on Sunday, says his former club must now challenge again.
He also refused to read anything into the win putting Manchester United top of the Premier League after the first matchday and explained the main thing he is happy with is seeing his side play with confidence.
"We lost two points against West Ham here [last season] and had lots of similar matches where we dominated but did not score enough goals". I want to see a team go back to playing two up front. I was thinking, three transfer windows, I need that.
"He's injured, he needs time to recover", added Mourinho. He was one of the best central defenders in the last decade in the Premier League but he struggled. "The fans have reason to be optimistic, but I have years of experience in the Premier League and my feet are on the ground". The 20-time English champions are being tipped for the title alongside Manchester City, after a summer of wise spending, and against The Hammers on Sunday, United should expect to win as we were unbeaten against the East Londoners last term.