Manchester United: Typical 'Mourinho team' finally getting the job done

The former Monaco man then had the last laugh with a tweet after the win over Bournemouth

The former Monaco man then had the last laugh with a tweet after the win over Bournemouth

The England international has made an impressive start to life at City as they sit joint-top of the league table.

After the first six matches of the Premier League season, both Manchester clubs are neck-and-neck at the summit on 16 points, with only goal difference nudging City ahead of Jose Mourinho's men.

Palace's attempt to stop themselves from slipping to a sixth successive defeat was, in the second half anyway, largely pathetic.

Guardiola was also asked about the development of young players at the Etihad Stadium after Pablo Maffeo hit the headlines for his marking of Lionel Messi while on loan at Girona, with the City manager believing such moves prove beneficial.

However, the defending still had to be done and United were up to the task on a day when they weren't at their sharpest.

"That shows that I'm on the right track and I'm one of the leaders of the team", said De Bruyne.

Standing 6ft 4inches in his socks, Milikovic-Savic would fit in perfectly with the team Mourinho is building as he transforms Old Trafford into the Land of the Giants. "He knows how to win".

The creative Spaniard has been nicknamed 'merlin' for his magical way of weaving passes through a tight defence.

This is one area - a defining area - where Mourinho could prevail over his old nemesis.

"That's why we need Gundogan to come back to put pressure on Kevin [De Bruyne] and David [Silva]", he added.

Manchester United will now switch their focus back to Champions League affairs and their trip to Russia to take on CSKA Moscow on Wednesday night.

And yet, it's hard not to when you see performances like the 5-0 hammering of Crystal Palace. It's important to have that not when you're winning 3-0 or 4-0 and winning the game, but it's more important when you are defending and are exhausted. "All of them are going to play". "One, of course, is Fernandinho". Some of them are going to rest and the next game play.

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