"But he showed for the ones that don't know him very, ver well that he is not a player to be here just on formation, is a player to be here [to fight for] positions - he's a very good player". "The team is playing better and they are part of the team that plays these matches".
Jose Mourinho indicated on Friday (Sep 21) that he will ration Diogo Dalot's Manchester United appearances despite an impressive midweek debut in the Champions League. He doesn't need to face more difficulties.
Earning a win at Old Trafford will be no easy feat though - Wolves have not won there in nine visits going back to 1980, losing the last eight.
The 27-year-old Mexican global netted the victor - and his second goal of the season - against Burnley last weekend, marking back-to-back victories for Wolves in the Premier League.
Asked whether this was down to the Lindelöf-Smalling partnership, Mourinho said: "No, I think the team as a team is resolving the defensive problems better than before".
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Shahidi shifted gears easily after largely remaining patient in his unbeaten and career-best knock which came off 118 balls. Both the batsmen completed their half-centuries in the 40th over, bowled by young left-arm pacer Shaheen Afridi.
Mourinho refused to single out the 29-year-old but, in answer to a question specifically about Sanchez, challenged his entire squad to get better.
The Red Devils have managed to recover from a hard start to the Premier League season to ease pressure on Jose Mourinho.
'I'm not saying we are going to have more points than last season because last season we collected a very acceptable level of points. Football is a little bit like this.
Mourinho's side go into the weekend six points behind leaders Chelsea, having lost two of their opening five matches, at Brighton and at home to Tottenham.
"A team that yesterday looked very bad, today looks very good and yesterday looked very good, today looks very bad". "If you change it doesn't make sense, no matter who you play", he said.
"It's more about the moment and the momentum is very important in the positive and negative way".