United Was Unlucky – Mourinho Speaks on FA Cup Defeat at Chelsea


Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho has claimed they were “unlucky” in their 1-0 defeat to his former club Chelsea, in the FA Cup quarter-final on Monday night,but he is “proud” of his players for their performance having played with 10 men for much of the quarter-final.

On his reaction to the red card given, He said “Everybody can analyse in different perspectives, everyone can do it in a different way, but I think we all watched the match until the red card. After the red card, then we can compare the decisions of these two yellow cards, in this case the second yellow card with ones that were not given. But I don’t want to go in that direction. This season Mr Michael Oliver is a referee with fantastic potential, but with Manchester United we were a bit unlucky. In four matches, [we have had]three penalties and one red card in such an early moment of the game. But again I cannot change that, but I can try to interfere in the Thursday match [against Rostov]which is the match that is coming and now we have to rest.”

When asked about not shaking the Chelsea manager’s hand at full-time? He said “If I see him here I will shake it,”

“I didn’t because I thought my players deserved my action immediately and our supporters also deserved our thanks to them, so it was that. I can promise you that if I see him out there I will shake his hand. I have nothing to speak with him at all, but to shake his hand, for sure I will do that.”

Mourinho will now turn his attentions to their Europa League fixture against FC Rostov this Thursday at Old Trafford. The first leg ended 1-1.

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