Ole: Tonight was good for my heart!
The boss tells us what he liked about the Basaksehir win and discusses Bruno, James and his substitutions...
Top with 9 points after four games. Couldn’t ask for more? "We could, we could’ve asked for 12, but that’s the standard we have to set. We know every single game, if we perform to our best level we’ll beat anyone. That’s the challenge for the boys and the pressure for the boys. Of course, we’re happy today, a very good performance, we created chances. Going into half-time at 3-0 was comfortable, sometimes it’s nice for the heartbeat to be a little bit lower!" Did we go for it? "I think so, some great interchange football, great link-up play, one and two touch football, and some fantastic goals. So we’re very pleased." Bruno is the fastest United midfielder to 20 goals... "Midfielder? He plays up front! He’s had a fantastic impact, and you just see how it breeds confidence and it gives other players confidence around him. We know, at any moment, he can create a chance for anyone, so it’s for the rest of them to make movements, runs in behind, clever movements, because he’ll find you." Was it hard to keep the intensity after half-time? "I think so, I was thinking about it at half-time: ‘Maybe I should make more substitutions.’ But you don’t want to give the boys the impression that the game is over and we can relax, we wanted to go out there and get the fourth. We couldn’t, but then after about an hour we thought we needed to rest some of these players because it’s going to be a long season." Pleased for Dan James? "Of course. He took it very nicely, and he’s off and running now." We're top of the table but it’s not done yet, is it? "We need at least one point to go through, one more win will probably give us the win in the group, so that’s what we’re going to go for on Wednesday."