Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was happy his side got their Champions League campaign off to a solid start tonight by registering an important 3-0 win away to Swiss side Young Boys.
A first-half brace from captain Paul Pogba and a second-half strike from attacker Anthony Martial saw United run out comfortable winners in Bern and Mourinho insisted afterwards that it was vital his team took three points from their opening fixture.
“Job done. Not phenomenal but good enough. They were intense, compact and had self esteem. Then after the first goal the game was under control. We tried to score the goals that gave us the stability for the second half.’’ Mourinho told BT Sport.
“It is important for us to win because probably every team is going to get six points against Young Boys. Now we have two important matches against Valencia and Juventus. They are very good opponents.
Mourinho also complained that his side were forced to play tonights game on an artificial pitch, with the Portuguese coach insisting that games at such a high level should not be played on synthetic surfaces.
“There was probably some fears of injuries. I had some players who were feeling sore after training yesterday. People are more used to playing on great surfaces in England. The football is much more beautiful that way.’’ He added.
“Now the game is over, I can say I don’t understand how you can play the best club football on an artificial pitch.”