Juan Mata dedicates Manchester United victory to Munich victims

Grant SmithFeb 05, 2018

The Chilean tapped home United's second goal from eight yards after his penalty was brilliantly saved by Jonas Lossl in the 68th minute.

But Mourinho, who won three Premier League titles in two spells as Chelsea manager, has enjoyed a successful start to 2018 himself, stealing Alexis Sanchez away from City after he left Arsenal and also extending his own contract to 2020.

It was the first time Sanchez will be playing at Old Trafford as a United player and he ensured that he marked the moment with a goal.

With 11 seconds gone and fans still finding their seats, Spurs snatched a stunning early lead with the joint third fastest goal in Premier League history.

Juan Mata peeled away smartly along the left wing before delivering a risky cross aimed towards the front post which the Belgian forward managed to steer past goalkeeper Jonas Lössl with precision.

"Yes, the Premier League finishes for us at Old Trafford in the last match against Watford in May but we knew that the distance to the leader was already considerable, even before this match".

During that time Pogba recorded 23 wins and 13 draws, helping United to earn 82 points in those games.

Sanchez opened his Manchester United account from the penalty spot in a 2-0 win against Huddersfield Town at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon.

"So as Manchester United manager it obviously becomes more important and for me and for every player it's a special day".

Mourinho recently signed a new deal until 2020, but his statement is likely to not go down well with the United faithful.

Mourinho watched his side crash to a 2-0 defeat to Spurs at Wembley on Wednesday in an abject display that had the Portuguese fuming.

Thirteen minutes later, Sanchez doubled that advantage by tallying his first goal in a United uniform.

Mourinho has said repeatedly he would like him to stay but sources have told ESPN FC the Belgian is looking for a longer deal than is now on the table.

"It is not an ACL, a complete rupture of any structure of the knee", Mourinho said.

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