Mourinho: Everybody wants to play now because they’re happy

Date published: Friday 28th October 2016 2:15 - Joe Williams

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says his squad are “happy” and “confident” as they gear up to take on Burnley at Old Trafford on Saturday.

The Red Devils bounced back from a humiliating 4-0 defeat to Chelsea last weekend with a narrow 1-0 victory over arch-rivals Manchester City in the EFL Cup on Wednesday.

And Mourinho says spirits are high in the camp after the morale-boosting win and insists “everyone wants to play” this weekend.

“The same way everybody wanted to play against City because of such a big defeat the match before, it’s the same for this,” he told MUTV.

“Everyone wants to play now for different reasons, everybody wants to play now because they’re happy and they’re confident. Little problems we have but little problems we will fight against.”

United beat City in midweek thanks to a goal from Juan Mata and Mourinho has poured praise on his side following the victory.

“I’m very happy because it was two days after such a big defeat; that gives even more credit to the players. It was not just a victory against Man City, it was a victory against Man City two days after such a big defeat,” Mourinho added.

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