United 2, Swansea 0 News: Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez, Jose Mourinho

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Alexis Sanchez scored just his second goal in a Manchester United shirt today, part of an effort that was likely his best since moving over from Arsenal in January. It was the 11th game in a Red Devils uniform for Sanchez, and the result was a 2-0 win over Swansea City at home.

After the match, manager Jose Mourinho was obviously extremely pleased with the result, and hailed the team concept of the result while refusing to go too overboard on the individual angle in the game.

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“I don’t like to make it individual performance independent of the collective performance,” Mourinho said after the game.

“The team played very well in the first half so Alexis played well, but I think everybody played really well in the first half.”

“Second half I think Alexis was one of the guys who paid the price of the international week, playing two matches in three days, Saturday and Tuesday, come here, arrive Wednesday late, almost no time to train so after 60 minutes he was on his way down but important to score.”

Mourinho also hailed United’s first half, which saw them head to intermission up 2-0, as “perfect.”

“The first half was perfect. Maybe one more goal and game over, and then the first half probably one of the best we played here,” he said.

“First half, they didn’t cross the line, didn’t have one shot, we press so high and strong, recovered the ball, had lots of movement and passing, we arrived in many dangerous positions, we should score one more.”

The other goal from United today was scored by Romelu Lukaku, who became the fifth youngest player to reach 100 career Premier League goals scored.

Here’s video of his postgame interview by the way:

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