On Sunday, a slogan from Marouane Fellaini and Chris Smalling and Second-half efforts from Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Bastian Schweinsteiger ensured holders Manchester United enjoyed a comfortable 4-0 fourth round FA Cup win against Wigan.
It was a wonderfully sweet moment for German World Cup champion Schweinsteiger, Mourinho took over – he displaces him at one point to train away from the first-team before welcoming him back into the fold at the end of October.
The scoreline privileged Mourinho’s side slightly as his much-changed starting XI fight to break down the Championship visitors for nearly all of the first half.
However, in the end, United have a chance of becoming the sixth team to keep the trophy following a schedule win.
Fellaini hits in the 34 minute of a first half where the Premier League side unsuccessful in playing with any real rhythm or pace. But it was probably not surprising given.
Mourinho had made nine changes from the side that advanced to the final of the League Cup although losing at Hull in last Thursday’s semi-final second leg.
United has spent mostly in the first half it shows that they had never played together, when the opening goal did finally come, it was a very straight approach.
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At the end of a long passage of the game, the ball was passed to Schweinsteiger on the right, and his high, deep cross was met by the Belgian and headed powerfully into the goal.
The goal was the second goal of Fellaini of the season; his scored was an important cup goal in the first leg semi-final win against Hull.
In 58th minute might Mourinho relax after Wigan unsuccessful to clear a Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial flitted into the Wigan penalty area.
His excellent chip into the six-yard area was meet by Smalling, still in position following the set-piece, the England international did not make any wrong in close range.
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Wigan starts to droop under the United pressure, mainly when they pressed forward in search of a route back into the tie and fell to a devastating counter-attack after 73 minutes.