Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has described his team’s victory over CSKA Moscow in Russia as the “Strongest” performance his team has displayed.
Mourinho described the game as the “strongest” display from teams he has managed against CSKA, having done so with Chelsea, Internazionale and Real Madrid. “That was my best team. It is true,” Mourinho said. “I came here and faced very good teams but I think this was the strongest performance. Today we were really strong and it was my strongest performance here.”
Romelu Lukaku scored a brace, Anthony Martial converted a penalty and Henrikh Mkhitaryan hit the fourth as the Red Devils maintained their 100% lead in Group A.
The Portuguese manager was quoted by BBC Sport “I think we surprised them with our attitude and we were really strong, and we killed the game. They did not look as good as they are but I think that was because of us.”
Mourinho who praised Lukaku for his outstanding performance since his move to United further told BBC Sport that: “I have to admit he is scoring really important goals almost every game,” said Mourinho.
“We know that he is a very good player, he can score lots of goals, and playing in a team surrounded by quality players it is even easier to do that.”
With just four minutes into the game, the former Everton forward headed in a cross from Martial, who went from provider to goalscorer by converting a penalty after Mkhitaryan was brought down.