Manchester United have had a drastic turnaround in fortunes since the departure of Jose Mourinho, who had led the club to the worst start to a season in nearly 30 years, leaving the club 19 points off the top of the table and 11 points off the top four.
Mourinho also discussed the issue of player power, suggesting clubs need to protect their coaches with a director of football - something United are trying to implement at Old Trafford. And that influences what we see.
"He's a fantastic manager and with the results he's had I don't think he will be struggling to find work".
"You say "this guy is insane". "'He won 25 titles and he is saying that a second position was one of his best achievements?'" "Sometimes we, on this side of the camera, analyse things with a different perspective".
"I always do in football, when I was in Molde and Cardiff [as well], I love working with people, trying to improve people".More news: Atletico Madrid refuse permanent deal for Chelsea striker Morata
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Mourinho was often criticsed for his defensive style at United, but hit out at those who question his methods.
"They haven't lost for six games and are on the back of a win at Tottenham who are a very, very good team". "It is very easy to be behind a certain idea of certain football without results. I belong in top-level football".
Mourinho was unhappy with the Reds' transfer policy last summer, and hit out at the club's inability to sign a centre-back during their pre-season tour in the USA.
A report claims that Paul Pogba's form has improved since being informed by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that Manchester United's team will be built around him.
Following the success over Spurs last week there is unlikely to be too much Solskjaer decides to tinker with going into Saturday's fixture, meaning that Romelu Lukaku may again have to make do with a place on the bench with match-winner Marcus Rashford starting ahead of him once more.