Romelu Lukaku revealed that Jose Mourinho told Paul Pogba to continue making forward runs against Bournemouth at half-time, as the France international provided a second-half assist for the Manchester United forward.
The Belgium international came off the bench to bag Uniteds second goal in a 2-0 win, latching onto a fine pass from Pogba.
And he explained how Mourinho had encouraged the £89million man to continue looking forwards.
Of course, we knew we had space going forward, Lukaku told BT Sport. At half-time he told Paul to keep making those runs.
He did, it was a perfect pass and the finish was great.
It was really important we won today. Now we are well prepared and we have to prepare ourselves for the weekend as well.
Chris Smalling opened the scoring at the Vitality Stadium as he tapped in from a Jesse Lingard cross, and Mourinho was full of praise for his team and Pogba.
The players were good, Mourinho said. It was a good professional performance with good effort and responsibility. There was desire to score and a desire to cope with the defensive responsibilities against a fast team.
All of them were professional and responsible. The first ambition was to finish in the top four and now one point is probably enough. When we have that resolved we can think about third and second place.
Everything was faster, it was simple. The players were in the right positions and not trying one more flick, one more trick. Everything was good, I am happy.
Every player on the pitch was positive and put himself available for Saturday. Im not very good on man of the match, Im not a big fan of it, but Paul Pogba played very well. Against Man City he was phenomenal but today he was very, very good. A good choice.
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