Ander Herrera inspired United's transformation, says boss Jose Mourinho

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Mourinho made the surprise decision to drop Romelu Lukaku in favour of starting Rashford for their 2-1 win over Everton at the end of October.

Anthony Martial scored his fifth goal in four games to level the score but United were still searching for a victor late into the second half.

The England global has featured regularly under Jose Mourinho since the Portuguese head coach took over the reins of Manchester United in May 2016.

"It would galvanise us knowing that we have had some big games this month and that we have gone toe to toe and picked up some big results".

United now sit second in Group H but they're five points adrift of Juventus after the Italians put-in an impressive performance to secure a 1-0 victory at Old Trafford in the reverse fixture two weeks ago with Paulo Dybala scoring the only goal of the game. In fact, it was the manager himself who described Herrera in the best possible way.

May said on MUTV's Matchday Review programme: "I think Ander could have played himself into the team there".

"And today, in theory, you say "Come on, 1-1, you bring Herrera". In spite of the fact we won at Burnley and Watford away, I think the Chelsea performance was a very strong performance away from home. "He was really good". Next up for them, however, is Juventus, followed by Manchester City!

Ander Herrera had been particularly influential after being introduced as a substitute for the second half.

Based on recent performances, the back four picks itself, with Chris Smalling, Victor Lindelof and Luke Shaw joining Young in the defensive unit that will provide cover to David de Gea.

Jose Mourinho's most trusted general Nemanja Matić throughout the match was found with no objective as he was very slow and sluggish.

"I can't understand why we started slow". The team was much better and we created lots of chances.

And that is the worst part - it is hard to explain.

Although numerous Red Devils should be praised for showing passion and determination in their desire to turn the game around, not everybody was willing to go the extra mile to ensure that we left the Vitality with all three points on Saturday.

The Cherries haven't lost a game in last 5 Premier League outings while Manchester United has endured a turbulent 2018-19 season.