Jose Mourinho praised the attitude of target-man Romelu Lukaku in particular following Manchester United’s 2-1 victory against Watford on Saturday evening.
Mourinho has been under immense pressure in the last month following shock losses to Brighton and Tottenham which seemed to derail United’s title hopes.
United appear to have bounced back from a sloppy start to the season with consecutive wins against Burnley and Watford.
Romelu Lukaku has embodied the ‘United spirit’ that fans thought had been lost in recent seasons.
Lukaku delivered a great all-around performance against Watford last night; getting on the scoresheet and helping his team in any way possible.
Lukaku’s spirit was on show when the frontman ran back half the length of the pitch to make a tackle on Watford’s Adam Masina after losing possession of the ball upfield.
Mourinho was delighted with the striker’s display, here is what he had to say in quotes obtained from the Evening Standard:
“I’m very happy with the points, I’m very happy with the spirit,” Mourinho told reporters.
“I am very happy with something that represents for me the spirit of the team, which is Lukaku’s sliding tackle after 50 metres running back to help the team.”