'Always in Control' Man United Deserved to Beat Liverpool: Jose Mourinho

The win gave Man United a 5 points cushion over its opponents.

Lingard believes Rashford has the right mentality, the right set of people around him and hailed his progress. Although the top 4 is still undecided the race will be tight until the last match probably.

It's also a clear sign of improvement for a boy of 20 who is going strong against huge competition within his own ranks - Anthony Martial and Alexis Sanchez for the most part - to gain minutes on the pitch.

"A flawless result. Three points, which are very important, but a ideal performance? Even in set pieces, corners, risky situations - we were in control so I think we deserved it", he said.

Eric Bailly's freakish own goal gave Liverpool hope in the second half, but United held on for a first victory over their North West rivals since January, 2016. Probably more - probably a third as Juan Mata's shot would have been [an] awesome and fantastic [goal]. It was a complete performance by us with two different halves.

The most important thing is the victory, the three points.

"It's good you can be around him to have a laugh and reassure him that it's going to come good and that, if he gets a chance, he will perform, which he's done".

From the first moment he was introduced into the Manchester United first-team fold, Marcus Rashford has displayed a sensational level of courage, confidence and nerve.

"In the second half - in my opinion it was Liverpool controlling with the ball and United controlling without the ball".

"It's really hard to take".

Romelu Lukaku is strong in these challenges, so if you can not avoid the long ball then you have to be there to help your mate for the second ball.

"It didn't go our way because of the two goals we conceded", Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said. I don't remember a risky situation to our goal. "We don't ignore the goals we conceded, but if you ignore them for a second you would say, 'OK, that's how you have to play".

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