"But six goals and defensive mistakes, and then we go to two matches away - hard matches, different stadiums, Burnley, Watford - and I felt that my central defenders they needed, especially in this moment of a bit of instability, they needed somebody to support and to give them the first wall; physicality".
"We spoke at half-time and tried to improve things and I think we made a step forward".
A quickfire first-half double from Romelu Lukaku and Chris Smalling earn Manchester United a 2-1 win over Watford which ends the Hornets' 100% start to the season. "For me, it is a very good team and you can see today they had a lot of options, they played well with the ball, defend well and for me, it is a great team". "So with me, in two seasons, he had 105 appearances, 5,744 minutes, 63.7 matches of 90 minutes, including five finals".
Mourinho said that he reckons he will be criticised for not playing Rashford this weekend although his striker is suspended, drawing no what he called an "obsession" from pundits who "have a problem with compulsive lies".
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The left-back was a doubt for the game after suffering a head injury on global duty with England and medical staff have decided the clash at Vicarage Road on Saturday evening is too early for his return.
The 30-year-old signed a new deal at Old Trafford over the summer and came into the side for the win at Burnley ahead the global break, with Mourinho's side having lost to Brighton and Tottenham before visiting Turf Moor.
Mourinho has been accused of not giving the United academy product enough chances to showcase his talent since taking over the Red Devils in 2016.
Two quickfire first-half goals had Mourinho, his staff and his players every bit as delirious as the travelling army of United fans, with the general mood around the camp a far cry from what it was just a few weeks ago.
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"But for the Manchester United supporters, I think it is important they have the right idea of how things are in reality".
Shaw was carried off during England's defeat to Spain and missed the win over Switzerland at Leicester on Tuesday.
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