Mourinho demands improved from Old Trafford crowd
Jose Mourinho has demanded a superior Old Trafford atmosphere when Manchester United play Liverpool after Hull City had been despatched amid eerie EFL Cup acoustics.
Targets from Juan Mata and Marouane Fellaini saw off a patchwork Hull side on Tuesday as United place 1 foot in yet another Wembley final.
A ninth win in succession was met using a lukewarm response by way of much with the contest in the property fans, Mourinho gesturing for the volume to become raised at half-time.
And with Liverpool arriving at Old Trafford on Sunday in a fixture between sides separated by 5 points in the Premier League table, Mourinho desires the crowd to fire up.
“I was disappointed yes, they [Hull] were quite well organised defensively as I was expecting and it was not uncomplicated for us,” Mourinho told Sky Sports.
“But I assume we were a bit sloppy, complicating points, always a single extra touch, delaying the choice, giving them time to regroup and it was not our finest initially half.
“I feel in the 1st half the players must do improved, I’ve to do much better, the fans may also do superior.
“Second half all of us strengthen just slightly bit. The game is over, now I think about Sunday and on Sunday I have to accomplish greater, the players need to complete superior as well as the stadium has to accomplish greater.”
Hull played with midfield pair David Meyler and Tom Huddlestone in defence as injuries bite tough at the commence of Marco Silva’s reign, but Mourinho did not anticipate his compatriot rolling more than.
“I was expecting a hard match,” he stated.
“I wasn’t expecting 4 or 5, 1-0 for me would normally be a fantastic outcome but 2-0 is definitely better.