Kevin Kilbane on Manchester United: "The goals they scored were excellent"

Lynette Rowe
August 21, 2017

A blistering three-goal burst in four second-half minutes saw Manchester United sweep aside Swansea City to continue their impressive winning start to the Premier League season.

Jose Mourinho has been quick to stress that Manchester United are anything but a "dream team", but his players have made a dream start to the Premier League season.

France worldwide Martial, 21, scored 17 goals in all competitions following his 2015 move from Monaco, but found the net only four times in 18 league starts last season.

"I am too stable and too experienced to lose my discipline and stability and think 4-0 makes us a dream team", he told a press conference on Friday.

Eric Bailly, Romelu Lukaku, Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial all netted against Swansea, and Redknapp thinks that United are back to their counter-attacking best. Happiness in our play.

"I think we are a more confident side this season", said Pogba, who gave a strong performance despite playing most of the match with a yellow card after a wild early challenge.

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In the last five matches between these teams, Swansea won twice, as well as Manchester United, and once the teams played in a draw.

But asked if he thought Pogba would see red, Mourinho said: "No, because I didn't think the first yellow card was deserved". Last weekend they had six and scored four.

The midfielder carried out Mourinho's instructions on the pitch and showed in games last season, such as Chelsea at home and Liverpool away, a level of tactical discipline and game intelligence his manager seeks from his players. The 24-year-old had a good record against the so-called "lesser teams" in the English top-flight for Everton. Two periods of 20 minutes, scoring two goals - it's good for his confidence. Full backs will have been run ragged by Marcus Rashford for 75 minutes and then have to face the explosive Martial for the final 15!

The Spaniard was not only United's best player last season, earning the complete trust of his manager, but he was probably the team's most important player.

"What I hope he doesn't do is forget what has taken him to Man Utd, to forget what his strength is".

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Anthony Martial and Louis Saha were the rest of the three number 9s who scored in the first two games for the Europa League champions, with Dimitar Berbatov and Radamel Falcao missing in the list.

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