EPL: Mourinho reveals why he dropped Fred for Fellaini against Burnley

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The attacker was more in the game during Manchester United's win over Burnley on Sunday and provided the assist for Romelu Lukaku's first goal at Turf Moor.

Manchester United must have won the game 3-0 had their World Cup victor with France, Paul Pogba converted it from a penalty United earned.

"He was very confident before the game he prepared the game in a very good way", the defensive midfielder said.

"We know that to come here [to Burnley] is always hard because they play direct, always in the box".

Before kickoff, supporters paid for a small plane to fly over the ground, towing a banner that read: "Ed Woodward, a specialist in failure".

While United profess they haven't discussed replacing Mourinho, the notion of dumping the Portuguese and bringing in Zidane to replace him has been in the water for several weeks now.

It means the 21-year-old will miss three games after the global break and comes at a time when he is struggling to break into United's line-up.

Jose Mourinho joked it would cost Manchester United too much to sack him, as he dismissed concerns his job at the club is in danger.

"I never blame a player for missing penalties".

"I don't know, I didn't watch", Mourinho said.

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They will travel to Watford after the worldwide break and Mourinho will need a repeat of his side's performance against Burnley if he is to bring an end to the Hornets' 100 per cent record this term.

Pogba has made it clear that he wants to return to Turin and play in the same team as Cristiano Ronaldo, who moved to Juventus from Real Madrid in the summer.

"The break comes at a good time for us; it's as simple as that", said the Turf Moor goalkeeper.

Burnley grew into the game but found themselves behind 27 minutes in, when Lukaku jumped just high enough to head a fine Alexis Sanchez cross past Joe Hart from six yards out.

"The quality of the performance and happiness of the team is an Old Trafford response - the way Old Trafford reacted to the boys in the Spurs defeat was important", he said to Sky Sports.

Given the delicate political situation at Old Trafford, the afternoon was as notable for events off the field as on it.

"He could have scored more but maybe he was a bit exhausted, playing with 10 men".

United for the first time this season looked solid and comfortable at the back, with good performances from each member of the back four.

"As long as we create chances, we know we will score".

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