"The difference (from last season) is in the quality of our football".
And with an eye towards making it a flawless three-for-three before the worldwide break, United will host Leicester City at Old Trafford this Saturday.
Against the form team in the league, Leicester put up a decent display and while they did eventually come away from Old Trafford with nothing, they will have to take solace from the fact that now it's hard to deny this United side a win.
Mourinho made his first move by bringing on Rashford for Mata and the England worldwide had the desired impact, netting in the 70th minute. "I think the right way is not even to think about it. Let him do his work, step by step and come back when he is ready".
Mourinho didn't see the goal, relying instead on the fans' cheers, because he was already planning his next substitution.
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After the game, a Bournemouth steward complained to police that he had been struck by Sergio Aguero, who had come on as a substitute, during the celebrations.
Fellaini added a second goal eight minutes from time by nudging in a cross from fellow substitute Jesse Lingard.
Heading into the global break, United has collected a maximum nine points without conceding.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will hope to cap a successful week, on and off the field, by making it three wins in as many games when Leicester visit Old Trafford on Saturday.
The Premier League's hottest team returns home to face 2016's surprise Premier League champions in a primetime match on Saturday afternoon on national television (Watch live at 12:30 p.m. ET Saturday on NBC and online via NBCSports.com). "All the players are motivated". The group is solid, very, very friendly in between games and (there's) great empathy.
And that depth of resources in reserve on the bench sets United apart from some title rivals.
"We played very well. Three matches, nine points, is nothing new for us because last season was three matches and nine points".
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