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Mourinho praises Manchester United stars after FA Cup victory

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba combined beautifully for Manchester United’s winner against Blackburn Rovers on Sunday, and their manager, Jose Mourinho was quick to praise them. With the FA Cup fifth round tie at Ewood Park finely poised at 1-1, Pogba and Ibrahimovic, introduced by Mourinho in the second half created and scored the goal that saw United progress to the quarter finals of the competition for the third straight season.

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Speaking to MUTV after the game, Mourinho had this to say:

“When I have really important players on the bench then I can try to make an impact. Sometimes it doesn’t work, but it depends also on their mentality. Of course I spoke to Paul and Zlatan at half-time. In the moment of need they were more than ready to come with the right attitude for the team. So I am happy with the victory. We deserved to win. Blackburn probably deserved to go to Old Trafford but this way is better for them as now they can focus on a very difficult Championship.”

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By Kevin T

Kevin Thatcher is a freelance journalist who's work has featured in various national and international publications, including Mail Online & The Mirror. Kevin has been a Manchester United season ticket holder in South Stand for many years, and writes for RedMancunian to combine both his love for writing, and club.

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