Jose Mourinho: What I didn’t like about Man United’s performance

The Manchester United manager was disappointed with his side's first-half performance at Old Trafford

Jose Mourinho has admitted that he was unhappy with Manchester United’s first-half performance in their 3-1 win against Sunderland on Boxing Day.

The Red Devils were looking to extend their winning run to four Premier League games after a recent upturn in results for Jose Mourinho and his players.

Netherlands defender Daley Blind made the breakthrough in the first half to capitalise on the home side’s dominance after the full-back steered a precise finish past Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic added a second with eight minutes remaining after the former Sweden international guided a finish past the Sunderland shot stopper to score his 17th goal in all competitions as a Manchester United player.

Summer signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored the pick of the three goals with a deft finish to secure three points in the final minutes of the match before Fabio Borini’s consolation strike.

Speaking to BBC Sport after Manchester United’s 3-1 win against Sunderland, Mourinho admitted he wasn’t happy with their first-half performance.

“I didn’t like the first half performance. I like the result. I liked very much the second half. The first half I didn’t like. I was expecting us to start much better,” Mourinho said.

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