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Jose Mourinho was full of praise for the attitude and commitment of his players after Manchester United made a winning start to 2018 with a confident away victory at Everton.

Superb second-half strikes from Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard ensured the Reds ended a run of three successive draws in the Premier League with a deserved three points at Goodison Park on New Year’s Day. Read what the boss thought of the triumph over the Toffees as he spoke to MUTV and Sky Sports after the game…

A FRESH PERFORMANCE
“The boys deserved it. I kept saying that our draws were not bad performances. Our draws had situations which made it more difficult for us and we made mistakes ourselves, especially in the matches against Leicester and Burnley. But the players was top class and on top of it we played very well. It didn't look a performance of tired boys or the worst possible calendar that you gave us. It looked a fresh performance.”

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WE WERE ALWAYS IN CONTROL
“Everton had a little bit in the first half and had a reaction in the second half for five or eight minutes, but we were always in control. We had the ball, we moved the ball, we changed our profile because we didn't have Romelu Lukaku, we had to try to play in a different way, and I am really pleased with the points. But even without the points, I would be proud of what the boys did.”
Jesse Lingard at Everton.
Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard both scored excellent goals in the 2-0 win at Everton
PROFESSIONAL AND HIGH-QUALITY DISPLAY
“The boys were fantastic - the attitude, the commitment, the desire, the professionalism, the pride. I thought they were absolutely fantastic and on top of that, they produced not just a professional performance but I think a high quality performance too. The boys were fantastic in the way they controlled the game, controlled an amazing stadium with a very strong atmosphere which supports incredibly well the home team. We managed to calm them and to be in control and on top of that the goals are good goals, so I think a fantastic three points. We had good penetration on the sides, we had good crosses and I thought we played very well.”

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UNSURE OVER JANUARY TRANSFER PLANS 
“I honestly don't know [about transfers]. I know in this moment we are in trouble, in two or three weeks time maybe we recover some players and we breathe in a different way. Can we improve now or do we wait until the summer to try to do it? I cannot say. The only thing I can say is that my boys gave everything they have and it's not just because we won today that I'm happy with them. I was happy two days ago without a victory [against Southampton] because their attitude is always good.”

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