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WATCH: Mourinho refuses to concede defeat after penalty call

2017-01-27 09:28
Jose Mourinho (Getty Images)

Manchester - Jose Mourinho claims Manchester United are “still unbeaten” despite suffering defeat in the second leg of their EFL Cup semi-final.

United saw a sequence of 17 games without defeat come to a conclusion in a 2-1 loss at Premier League strugglers Hull, although they still progressed to the final by a 3-2 aggregate scoreline.

Hull’s opening goal came from the penalty spot after United defender Marcos Rojo was adjudged to have pulled the shirt of Harry Maguire.

But in a tense post-match press conference, Mourinho insisted that the only goal he saw Hull score was their late second from Oumar Niasse.

"We didn't lose," he said. "It was 1-1. I only saw two goals. I saw a [Paul] 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 words."

The former Chelsea coach who celebrated his 54th birthday on Thursday celebrated his special day after the match by reaching the final of the League Cup final at Wembley Stadium

Mourinho will be looking for a response from his team to get back to winning ways when they welcome Wigan Athletic to Old Trafford in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Sunday.

Kick off is at 18:00.

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