Jose Mourinho claimed Manchester United were
“still unbeaten” as he refused to recognise
Hull’s penalty in their EFL Cup semi-final defeat.
United went down 2-1 on Humberside as their
17-match unbeaten run came to an end, but Paul
Pogba’s goal ensured they won 3-2 on
aggregate to set up a meeting with Southampton
Hull’s opener on the night came from the penalty
spot after referee Jon Moss spotted a Marcos
Rojo foul on Harry Maguire.
Mourinho, who has twice been given touchline
bans this season, would not comment on the
decision in a brief post-match interview with Sky
And the United boss – who celebrated his 54th
birthday on Thursday – went to greater lengths
still to avoid the subject in his post-match press
conference, repeatedly refusing to speak about
the penalty and even claiming he “did not see”
any Hull goal other than Oumar Niasse’s second.
“We didn’t lose,” he said. “It was 1-1. I only saw
two goals. I saw a Pogba goal and their goal, a
fantastic goal. It was 1-1, we are still unbeaten.
I think 18 matches unbeaten is amazing.
“I didn’t see Hull’s first goal. We celebrate, we
are in the final. I don’t want to speak about the
penalty or the performance. The game was in
our pocket, under our control, and something
happened to open the game.
“The game was dead. The game was what we
wanted it to be. I don’t want to say anything else,
it is enough. I am calm. I behaved on the bench.
No sending off, no punishment, so no more