Man. United manager claims team ‘didn’t lose’ to Hull City

Manchester United supervisor Jose Mourinho stated his facet “did not lose” regardless of being overwhelmed 2-1 by Hull Metropolis on the KCOM within the EFL Cup semifinals.

United misplaced on the night time, however went via Three-2 on mixture because of their 2-Zero win within the first leg at Previous Trafford, and they’ll meet Southampton at Wembley on Sunday, Feb. 26.

The primary of Hull’s objectives, giving them a 1-Zero lead within the second leg, got here from a controversial penalty when Harry Maguire went down following a problem from Marcos Rojo, permitting Tom Huddlestone to attain from the spot.

With out referring on to referee Jon Moss’ determination, Mourinho advised reporters: “We did not lose. It was solely 1-1. I solely noticed two objectives.

“The sport was completely beneath management. One thing occurred to open up the sport — then the sport was open.”

Requested particularly about his view on the spot kick, he stated: “I do not need to communicate in regards to the penalty.”

He added on Sky Sports activities 1: “I simply need to say congratulations to my gamers as a result of it was a tough street to be within the ultimate and we’re within the ultimate.

“I do not need to say anything as a result of it is sufficient. I am calm, I behaved on the bench, no punishment so no extra phrases.”

Mourinho regarded ahead to his second journey to Wembley as United boss — having gained the Group Protect towards Leicester in August.

“Each competitors is essential for me, each match is essential for me,” Mourinho advised MUTV after the sport. “It would not matter, actually, which competitors it’s, however I feel Wembley is Wembley.