Manager Jose Mourinho pronounced his Manchester United side “didn’t lose” notwithstanding being beaten 2-1 by Hull in their EFL Cup semi-final second leg.
Having won a initial leg 2-0, United assimilated Southampton in a final – to be played during Wembley on 26 Feb – with a 3-2 total success.
But Mourinho refused to acknowledge Hull had scored a chastisement during a second leg during a KCOM Stadium.
“I usually saw dual goals,” pronounced a Portuguese. “It was 1-1.”
Hull went in front on a night by a chastisement from Tom Huddlestone.
Replays showed dual tussles in a area as a visitors shielded a dilemma – Phil Jones tangling with Oumar Niasse, and Marcos Rojo quickly holding a shirt of Harry Maguire – and arbitrate Jon Moss awarded a spot-kick.
United leveled by Paul Pogba, usually for Niasse to give Hull victory.
Mourinho said: “I saw a Pogba idea and their idea was a illusory idea – good action, good cranky and a man entrance in during a distant post. 1-1.”
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Mourinho tetchy on his birthday
The better finished United’s 17-match dominant run, and Mourinho’s disappointment was transparent as he walked out of a radio talk after about 30 seconds.
“I behaved on a bench, no sending-off, no punishment so no some-more words,” Mourinho, on his 54th birthday, told Sky Sports.
“To pronounce about a performance, we have to pronounce about things we don’t wish to pronounce about since a diversion was totally underneath control – a diversion was dead.
“The diversion was totally underneath control and something happened to open a game.”
Mourinho pronounced he did not trust United would be favourites when they accommodate Southampton subsequent month.
“It doesn’t matter where we play,” pronounced Mourinho. “I don’t consider we are favourites opposite nobody.”
‘Wembley’s special meaning’
Despite his frustration, Mourinho now has a possibility to win a League Cup for a fourth time, equalling a record hold by former United trainer Sir Alex Ferguson and ex-Nottingham Forest manager Brian Clough.
Southampton will be attempting to win only a second vital prize in their history, after violence Liverpool 2-0 on total in a other semi-final.
Mourinho, who won a prize in all 3 of his finals as Chelsea manager, added: “Wembley is Wembley. It is for professionals with passion for football.
“It has a special meaning, a special feeling. Of march we am happy to be there. Of march we am happy to move many thousands of a fans since we consider also for them it is something they will always remember.”