Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho has issued a curious denial of the final scoreline against Hull and insisted that the red devils should be considered the favourites for the EFL Cup final.
United booked a final berth on Thursday despite a 2-1 loss at Hull City ending the team’s 17-game unbeaten run, with Tom Huddlestone and Oumar Niasse on target either side of Paul Pogba’s equaliser.
Mourinho has won the competition three times but the Portuguese believes the final against Southampton on February 26 will be tricky for United.
“I don’t think we are favourites against nobody,” Mourinho told reporters at his post-match media conference.
“It doesn’t matter against who, we are never favourites. Normally the stadium is windy and it’s difficult.
“I am happy. I think 17 matches unbeaten is amazing. We didn’t lose. It was 1-1. I only saw two goals. I saw Pogba’s goal and their goal, a fantastic goal, great action, great cross.”
United had a string of second-half penalties turned down and Mourinho appeared to be upset with referee Jon Moss, who awarded Hull a spot-kick for their opening goal.