Manchester United not keen on chasing records

Jan 3, 2017
West Ham's Sofiane Feghouli was given a straight red card for this tackle on Manchester United defender Phil Jones.
West Ham’s Sofiane Feghouli was given a straight red card for this tackle on Manchester United defender Phil Jones.

Jose Mourinho insists Manchester United are not chasing records after a 2-0 success at West Ham made it six Premier League wins in a row.

The victory came with its fair share of controversy, as West Ham were forced to play more than 75 minutes with ten men, after Sofiane Feghouli was handed a straight red card for a lunging tackle on Phil Jones, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic appeared to be in an offside position when netting Manchester United’s second.

Manchester United are now unbeaten in 13 games in all competitions – their longest unbeaten run since March 2013 under Sir Alex Ferguson – but Mourinho insists such stats matter little as his side close in on the top four.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic appeared to have scored from an offside position against West Ham United for Manchester United second goal.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic appeared to have scored from an offside position against West Ham United for Manchester United second goal.

“I have a feeling that we can win the next match,” Mourinho told Sky Sports. “We don’t chase records. We chase good performances and points.”

“We know Chelsea or Tottenham are going to drop points, so we have to keep chasing.

“Before, we played so well, but didn’t pick up the points. Now, six wins and 18 points later, it is exactly what we need.”

Mourinho sympathised with the officials, insisting they are not in an enviable position, while believing Manchester United were due some luck with decisions. РSky Sports