Roaring forties Jose’s record run
Jose Mourinho’s United are now unbeaten in their last 40 home games in all competitions, their joint-longest run on home soil.
I have to concentrate on the English competitions.” There was also praise for United defender Luke Shaw, making his first start in 219 days and playing 90 minutes. Shaw was playing his first game in the Champions League since September 2015, when he suffered a double leg fracture against PSV Ein- dhoven. Mourinho has had a fractious relationship with the 22-year-old, but hinted he will be given more opportunities. “It was a very positive performance, especially with the ball going forwards,” he said. “He was really dangerous, creating a lot, there was a lot of intensity in his game.
“It was no surprise that he was feeling the consequences of that intensity. He was deserving of that opportunity for quite a long time and he is going to get more because the performance was positive.”
Fired up: Jose Mourinho was in a typically spiky mood