After a disappointing home draw against Bournemouth, Manchester United returned to winning ways in the Barclays Premier league with a 3-1 victory over relegation threatened Middlesbrough.
The Red Devils have leapfrogged Arsenal to move into 5th place and are in pole position to over take Liverpool and qualify for the Champions League. United are four points behind their arch rivals at the moment but have two games in hand.
Antonio Valencia, Fellaini and Lingard were on the score sheet for the Old Trafford club as they earned all three points away from home.
In the absence of suspended Zlatan Ibrahimovic, young Marcus Rashford started as the lone center forward up front.
The teenage striker failed to to score yet again but was heavily praised by Mourinho for the performance. Not to forget, Rashford has only scored three goals in the league this season and his last goal came against Leicester City back in September 2016.
Praising the England international, Jose stated (ESPN):
“Rashford is in trouble to score a goal. It’s really difficult to score a goal for him, but his movement is top class, his dynamic is second to none.”
“[He’s] so intelligent, so sharp, the first touch to put the ball in the best position to attack the space, to attack the goal. For me, he played phenomenally. Goals will arrive, no problem at all.”
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