Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho acknowledged the narrow 2-1 Europa League home win over Anderlecht was a close affair and that whilst statistics showed his team dominated, the 3-2 aggregate success was difficult.
“We had 17 shots and 10 on target, something like that, but the game was difficult. You look through the numbers and someone might think it was total dominance but it wasn’t like that.
“When we put one more player in midfield we started controlling the game. It is always a risk when it is 1-1 – but from that moment it was a question of scoring and not conceding which was hard.”
Source: Tribal football