Jose Mourinho admitted that he was “the luckiest manager in the Premier League” after Manchester United recovered from a horror show defending in the first interval to steal all three points late on in the game against Bournemouth.

The Red Devils back four was caught open early on in the first interval as Calum Wilson fired Bournemouth into the lead. Things could have gone even worse for the Manchester club, but Bournemouth’s wasteful display in-front of goal ensure the game remained like that.

Anthony Martial levelled for the Red Devils with his five consecutive goal for the Manchester club, while substitute player Marcus Rashford stole the show late on in the game.

“It was the whole first half. I said at half-time I was the luckiest manager in the Premier League in a half when the score should be like 6-2,” Mourinho said. “We were defensively awful. As a team we didn’t press or do any of the work we did in the week. People watching this game will not believe how hard we worked this week. “The first half was a disaster. The second half was much better. We created lots of chances and deserved to score before the 92nd minute.”

Manchester United have maintained a fair records of three wins and a draw in their last four league, but Jose Mourinho has complained on the manner and tempo the club starts game with.

“I can’t understand why we started slow. My coaches said it was the best warm-up of the season,” Mourinho said. “I think a few mistakes create instability. I love the song, ‘attack, attack, attack’ but you need to have stability when you lose the ball. “It happened again against a good team but we were prepared for everything. “I really can’t understand the kind of mentality that brings me more white hair!”