​Mourinho 'satisfied' with Man Utd and Lukaku in Norway


Jose Mourinho is satisfied with Manchester United‘s 3-0 victory over Valerenga in Oslo on Sunday.

The Portuguese was also left pleased with the performance of Romelu Lukaku, who scored his third goal of the pre-season.

“I am satisfied. I thank Ronny [Deila] and these boys [Valerenga] for the game they gave us and I thank the ref because they had a very professional training session,” Mourinho told the club’s website.

“After the United States, and matches where we were struggling with jet lag, it was a good game for us where I could play each player for 45 minutes.

“Now, with one more step, a little rest and the Sampdoria match and then the official season starts and, until now, we have no injuries. So let’s see if we can start the official season with this positive situation.”

Lukaku’s second half header gave United a two-goal advantage and Mourinho said he was happy to see the Belgian find the back of the net once again.

“It’s nice. You know strikers, they like to score goals. It’s not important for me but probably it’s important for him. It’s important for his confidence and for his self-esteem,” he said.

“Strikers like to score goals; us managers, many times we are happy with them even when they don’t score, because of the way they participate in the team organisation and game plans. But, for them, to score their goals is always important.”

Source: Tribal football