After striker Romelu Lukaku took his tally to 10 goals in his first nine matches for Manchester United, manager Joe Mourinho said that such an achievement was only possible with a good team.
After thrashing CSKA Moscow 4-1 on Wednesday night in the Champions League group stage, Mourinho said, “It is a great achievement but it is only possible with a good team. Without a good team it is not possible and the team is playing well. They are amazing numbers for Romelu. He is humble and wants to learn and improve all the time. I think ambition is there and I trust he can keep performing for us.”
The Old Trafford side now host struggling Crystal Palace on Saturday in the domestic league. “I think the performance can only be good for the team and the players,” he added. “For the team confidence is good because six points in two matches in the Champions League puts us in a good position and for the players individually it is also good because we had very good performances.”
“(Chris) Smalling and (Victor) Lindelof had very good performances, (Ander) Herrera has not started a match in a long time and had a good performance, so did Anthony Martial – and I am speaking about the players who are not starting matches. The Premier League is another story. We play Saturday 3pm against a fresh team and we have to play after this match. We have to keep our feet on the ground, stay humble and follow our direction because we are having a very good start to the season.”
“We have started competitions strong in August and September and have now just one more game, a difficult one,” concluded the Portuguese manager.