Manchester United got their Europa League campaign back on track with a 1-0 defeat to Zorya Luhanski of Ukraine.
Having lost their Group A opener at Feyenoord a fortnight ago, the Portuguese highlighted the importance of securing victory against the relatively unknown Ukrainians at Old Trafford.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s close-range header secured a 1-0 win that kick starts their campaign ahead of October’s home clash with Fenerbahce. United dominated the game, although they struggle to force Zorya goalkeeper make a meaningful save. All through the first half the home team was only able to get to close to scoring through the thunderous strike of Marcus Rashford which hit the crossbar.
Other opportunity from Lingard and Fellani were all squandered.
However, Mourinho accepted United did not play “amazingly well” against Zorya but got the job done, saying he was impressed with Wayne Rooney impact after coming off the bench for a second successive match.
“He was laughing and saying he made a great assist,” the United boss said, regarding his strike into the ground led to Ibrahimovic’s winner.
But after an unconvincing victory, united fans will be glad just to get on board in Europe . They will be looking for their team to make it three wins in a row when they meet stoke City on sunday at the old Trafford. Manchester United got their Europa League campaign back on track with a 1-0 defeat to Zorya Luhanski of Ukraine.