"The second half was much better".
Jose Mourinho has hailed Ander Herrera's introduction as "fundamental" in securing a late comeback win for Manchester United at Bournemouth on Saturday. The lead can be overturned against teams like Newcastle and Bournemouth, but big games are coming thick and fast and United need to be ready for them from the first minute.
Anthony Martial scored after 35 minutes to level the score Callum Wilson initially changed early on, but it was Marcus Rashford's stoppage time goal that sealed the three points for the Devils. The fact that United played well against Everton with Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial in attack will have proved Mourinho right to drop Lukaku and he may face a battle to get back into the team as a regular over the next few weeks. In just 11 games so far, the 26-year-old has already plundered six goals as well as produced five assists, making him one of the most productive attackers in the league this term. 'I took two minutes, and what I did in two minutes walking the players can not do in 45 minutes on the bus'.
Former Manchester United defender David May believes the Red Devils will need Ander Herrera's presence in midfield when they take on Juventus in midweek.
Losing the Spaniard on a free would be a huge error from the United, and more importantly, replacing the former Atletico Madrid man would be almost impossible.
Mourinho criticised United's defending in the first half as a disaster.
"We were really poor, defensively very bad".
"I think by the end of December, which is the end of the first half of the Premier League, I think we are not going to be in the position we are now".
In the end, Milner's strike proved to be hugely significant for the Reds who maintained their unbeaten start to the new Premier League season with the result.
This was a start, particularly as Bournemouth had begun the season so impressively.
The come-from-behind success left United manager Mourinho at a loss to explain his team's poor start. It's a great feeling'.
The Old Lady of Turin, Juventus FC on Wednesday, November 6 welcome Manchester United to the Allianz Stadium in Turin in what is expected to be a mouth-watering Champions League clash.