Anthony Martial has blown his chances at Manchester United, says Jose Mourinho
- Author: Angelo Rivera Jan 29, 2017,
Jan 29, 2017, 0:39
The Spain worldwide was unable to keep a clean sheet as Manchester United lost 2-1 to Hull City in the second leg of their EFL Cup semi-final. Normally the stadium is windy and it's hard'.The soporific fare on offer reflected the score from the opening leg and the seven changes Marco Silva made, which indicated Premier League survival is the Hull manager's overriding priority.
"I saw Pogba's goal and their (second) goal - a fantastic goal, a great action, a great cross and the guy coming in at the far post, coming. 1-1".
"I think that's part of football", Rooney told BBC Sport of United's years without their previous dominance after Ferguson retired in 2013.
Huddlestone put Hull in front in the 35th minute after Marcos Rojo was adjudged by referee Jon Moss to have tugged at Harry Maguire's shirt.
Pogba restored parity with right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner in the 66th minute for his seventh goal of the season. I don't want to say anything else, it is enough. But, of course, I see him with an important contribution for us. If we progress in the FA Cup, another round. Mourinho informed reporters before United's clash with Hull in the EFL Cup semi-final second leg.
Still, after the game, Mourinho claimed the result was actually "1-1", because one of Hull's goals shouldn't have counted.
Despite his frustrations, Mourinho now has the chance to win the League Cup for a fourth time, equalling the record held by Sir Alex Ferguson and Brian Clough.
"We didn't lose", said Mourinho to the media.
"We have still five players for this position".
The Portuguese divulged that the ex-United boss has largely kept his distance from the first-team squad since his arrival, but insisted he is always welcome and is thankful for the support he has previously provided.
JM: I just want to say congratulations to my players because it was a hard road to be in the final.
'I know the amusing German talks about the wind but the wind really was an issue. "But I'm going to play with a good team, a team with the responsibility to give the fans a good performance at home and with the responsibility to try to win".