Everton have most commonly performed with 5 on the again this time period, a formation made preferred through ultimate season’s Premier League champions Chelsea.
Mourinho believes one of the best ways to stand a group with 5 on the again is to deploy the similar formation – however the Manchester United boss determined against it in this night’s discuss with of Everton.
The Portuguese as an alternative opted to play Marcus Rahford, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Romelu Lukaku in a entrance 3 in an try to kill the sport.
And his risk paid off, thrashing Ronald Koeman’s facet Four-Zero at Old Trafford due to objectives from Mkhitaryan, Lukaku, Antonio Valencia and Anthony Martial.
“The Premier League now’s changing into very fashionable with 5 on the again,” Mourinho instructed Sky Sports.
“So one of the best ways to play against this is to play 5 on the again your self.
“When you take a look at to not fit the tactical gadget of the opponent, you’re taking dangers. So we performed with 3 up best plus Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
“You must kill the sport and provides them little possibilities.
“There used to be a second have been I felt we didn’t kill it so we need to make it forged with Ander Herrera. The 2nd objective went in, then recreation over.”