Jose Mourinho delivers blunt verdict on Man United’s 2-1 loss at Hull
The Manchester United manager kept his post-match interview short and sweet....
Jose Mourinho gave a brief assessment of Manchester United’s 2-1 loss to Hull City as the Red Devils secured their place in the EFL Cup showpiece.
Manchester United were looking to reach their first Wembley final under Mourinho as the Red Devils manager celebrated his 54th birthday on Thursday.
However, it was the hosts who broke the deadlock as the Tigers looked to overturn a 2-0 deficit from the first leg after goals from Juan Mata and Marouane Fellaini.
Marcos Rojo was penalised for holding Harry Maguire’s shirt in the penalty area and Tom Huddlestone dispatched his spot-kick with authority to put Hull 1-0 up.
However, half-time substitute Paul Pogba levelled the second leg with a close-range finish to all but end Hull’s resistance despite Oumar Niasse’s late strike.
Speaking to Sky Sports after Manchester United’s 2-1 loss, a disgruntled Mourinho kept his interview succinct:
“I just want to say congratulations to my players. It was a difficult road to be in the final and we are in the final,” Mourinho said.
“I don’t want to say anything else. It is enough, I am calm, I behaved on the bench so no more words.”
Manchester United will take on Southampton in the EFL Cup final at Wembley.
Manchester United will take on Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup fifth round at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.