Jose Mourinho got his attacking players to work on their interplay on the training ground ahead of the win against Swansea, Romelu Lukaku revealed.
Mourinho’s side produced one of their best 45 minutes of football in the first half against Carlos Carvalhal’s side creating a number of chances and scoring two goals.
United could have had more than the two from Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez and the Belgium international explained why it clicked.
“We played with high tempo, lots of chances we could have scored more, but we had a different style of play and it was enjoyable,” Lukaku told MUTV.
“We started the game really well, really dominant from the start, that’s how we should play all the time.
“We had a lot of high tempo pressing and high passing, it was really enjoyable for us with the players who can run a lot. Today we showed we can play in a different style and it’s something we should do all the time.”
The interplay between Alexis Sanchez, Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata behind Lukaku also worked well and the 24-year-old admitted it had been something they had been practising on the training ground since returning from international duty.
“We have worked on that on the training ground in the last three days, and when we came on the pitch everyone knew what we had to do,” he said.
“I’m really happy for Alexis (to score) because he got a lot of stick from people but the hard work pays off and now it’s up to him to keep going like he has today.”