Mourinho pleased with Manchester United's second half display
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho admits his side were fortunate to be 1-0 up at half time of their FA Cup fourth round tie with Wigan, but was impressed by the second half display.
Goals from Marouane Fellaini, Chris Smalling, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Bastian Schweinsteiger were enough to see off a brave Latics side led by former Red Devils youth coach Warren Joyce at Old Trafford.
And while he conceded his team could have done more in the first half, Mourinho praised his players for their improvement after the break.
“We deserved it (the win),” said the Portuguese coach.
“Wigan played with a low block and were very compact and to break that wall we needed to play better than we did in the first half. We were lucky to be 1-0 up.”
“In the second half, we had more space and were able to kill the game.”
Both Mkhitaryan and Schweinsteiger have been out of favour with Mourinho at times this season, but the boss refused to acknowledge any individuals had altered his perception of them.
“No (the players didn’t change my mind). The performance of the team was good enough,” he continued.
“Obviously some players were better than others, but I’m happy with what they did today.”