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Jose Mourinho on the win and the "phenomenal" Zlatan Ibrahimovic


Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was "very happy" after his side battled Bournemouth to open their Premier League campaign with a win.

The Portuguese admitted his side made a mistake when they allowed the hosts to pull one back but was satisfied at the end of the game.

He praised goalscorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic as he predicts two seasons at the top from the 34-year-old.

"I am very happy. Bournemouth always start with great intensity but we kept our control," he told BBC Sport.

"We weren't surprised and then we started playing

"In the second half we had a bit more confidence.

"But you make a mistake in the Premier League and you get punished [when Bournemouth scored]. Instead of going for a bigger result you have to try to control.

"We went for that and were always in control. I'm happy with the team.

"It's incredible how Zlatan Ibrahimovic has never won the Golden Ball but he wants to win the Premier League, not the Golden Ball.

"Eric Cantona was here at the best moment in his career. This guy [Zlatan] is more than a player. For the next two seasons I think he can be phenomenal for the team and the Premier League."

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