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Wayne Rooney's still 'my man': Mourinho

Press AssociationPress Association 24/09/2016

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho insists Wayne Rooney remains a big part of his plans and has praised the way his side dominated Leicester in their 4-1 win at Old Trafford.

Goals from Chris Smalling, Juan Mata, Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba's first for the club gave the hosts a 4-0 half-time lead on Saturday before Demarai Gray scored spectacular consolation for the reigning Premier League champions.

Speaking about Rooney, who was dropped to the bench, Mourinho told Sky Sports: "He's a big player for me, a big player for United, a big player for this country.

"He's my man, I trust him completely. He's as happy as I am at this moment and that's the team.

"It was a very good performance. It's obviously a very good result, it's not easy to win against them and even more difficult to win in such a comfortable way.

"I think the team played very well, you score four goals, and the striker doesn't score a goal and I think the striker plays phenomenal.

"Ibra (Zlatan Ibrahimovic) played absolutely incredible in the way he started our pressure. My team as a team played very well."

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