Ander Herrera Reportedly Set to Sign New Manchester United Contract by December

Ross Houston
September 21, 2017

Jose Mourinho has played down Manchester United's blossoming title battle with Manchester City by insisting he did not think about Pep Guardiola's side for "one single second" in the build-up to Everton's visit to Old Trafford on Sunday. They've both scored 16 goals and conceded just two.

Antonio Valencia's breathtaking finish got United off to a flying start on all-time top-scorer Rooney's first return to the Theatre of Dreams since his summer exit.

Manchester United romped to a 4-0 win over Everton on Sunday, with the Belgium worldwide scoring against his former team in a late surge.

"City won the game and did their job, I was thinking about the others, and when I saw their results, I thought it was an opportunity we can not waste".

The 24-year-old Keane was impressive during his first full season in the Premiership last season with Burnley and earned himself interest from his boyhood club United as well as the Toffees.

"I also want to speak about the way he defends [from the top], runs towards spaces and the way he is not selfish when we have the ball".

The Spaniard earned praise last season for his influence on the side as they won the League Cup and Europa League but has lost his spot to Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matic this campaign.

If you look at United, you saw them make mistakes at Stoke and there were chances for Everton, but ultimately the weaknesses they have shown at the back are covered by a goalkeeper in David de Gea who is absolutely world-class.

Indeed, for a long part of the second half, there was clear evidence of how much they would miss the injured Paul Pogba. We knew Everton would come with big pressure so we would get spaces.

But he warned his squad not to take the challenge of a Championship club lightly, telling them that they will lose if they do not play "seriously". The Saints have been a hard team to break down and then they can steal games with late goals.

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