Mourinho happy with change in Man Utd attitude after win over Swansea

Jose Mourinho was delighted with Manchester United’s change in attitude after they bounced back from defeat at Huddersfield to beat Swansea 2-0.

United progressed to the Carabao Cup quarter-final thanks to goals in either half by Jesse Lingard, coming days after their below-par showing at Huddersfield in the Premier League.

Mourinho, who made seven changes for the trip to south Wales, praised his side’s performance, and described the win as comfortable, but not easy.

He told Sky Sports: “Again, like in the match against Huddersfield, where mistakes were part of a global attitude, today the kids’ good performances had consequences, we were solid, compact and in control.

“Since the first minute we felt we were in the game, we had immediately some corners, pressing high and comfortable on the pitch. The attitude was good.

“But I don’t think [it was easy] I think they have a good squad, a squad with lots of options. We were really comfortable, the attitude was really good, I think Romero and Smalling gave us big stability.

“I’m really happy. It was quite comfortable, no injuries, so a good day for us.”

Mourinho started youngsters Scott McTominay and Axel Tuanzebe, and singled out midfielder McTominay for the highest praise after his assured performance.