Manchester United closed the gap on Arsenal and Liverpool above them on Sunday with an excellent win over Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.
Goals from Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Juan Mata gave the Red Devils an important victory and they are now just two points behind the UEFA Champions League qualifying positions.
Mourinho’s men were dominant from start to finish and never looked like losing the match. A first half lacking quality burst into life three minutes from the break when Mkhitaryan finished superbly and Ibrahimovic followed that up just moments later with a powerful effort.
Juan Mata then put the cherry on top four minutes into the second half to make sure there was no danger of a Foxes comeback.
For Leicester, their bad run continues and they are now just one point above the relegation zone. It was another worrying performance and Ranieri must be scratching his head about how to spark last season’s title winning squad into life.
It was a United display that thrilled their fans and they took to Twitter to share their joy…
I'm his biggest critic but this has been Ibrahimovic's best game in a United shirt, he's been brilliant. I only wanted him subbed for pace.
— Mike Hughes (@mike96hughes) February 5, 2017
— D_ManUtd (@itano_mufc) February 5, 2017
I wasn't expecting a convincing win today. Mkhitaryan was class! Great to see Bailly back in the defence. Can't wait for next Sat! #MUFC
— Castael (@_Castael) February 5, 2017
Great performance from United and superb display by Henrikh Mkhitaryan. Deserved more than 3-0 and Leicester went to pieces following first.
— Stretford End (@stretford_end) February 5, 2017
— POGBOOM! (@ALii_NaQvii) February 5, 2017
Mhki and Bailly were fantastic today. Valencia ,Pogba and Ibrah all had great games too. Mata good as ever. Rashford looked better than wed.
— Red. (@BleedingRed1878) February 5, 2017
Mourinho changing the system after 20 minutes was class management. Admitted his mistake and reacted. Influenced the game massively.
— Phil Passey (@phil_pgp) February 5, 2017
— محمد شهمي رحمن (@muhammad_2033) February 5, 2017