Key quotes: Jose's verdict on Huddersfield 0 United 2
A satisfied Jose Mourinho discussed a range of topics after Manchester United progressed to the Emirates FA Cup quarter-finals at the expense of Huddersfield Town.
The reward for the victory is a home tie against Brighton & Hove Albion in the last eight of the competition next month.
Read what the boss had to say in his post-match interviews and press conference and click on the image to see his chat with MUTV…
A DIFFICULT TIE
“We knew that it would be difficult. It was hard but we started really well. With that second goal in the second half, I think we killed the game and, from that moment, we were in control. Good counter-attacks, twice attacking the space well. Twice cold in front of the keeper, good decisions, good shots, good goals, important goals from us.”
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“I’m happy we are in the quarter-final. I’m happy we won the match, especially after the defeat. It was the kind of game where a draw wouldn’t be a drama. To take the match to Old Trafford wouldn’t be a drama for us.”
CREDIT TO HUDDERSFIELD AND REDS DEFENCE
“The game was difficult – they had a different approach to what they had in the Premier League obviously. [Huddersfield head coach] David [Wagner] knows he doesn’t need a point to stay in the Premier League. He knows he can have a go and they did that. The majority of time in the first half they were offensive and dangerous. They pushed us to do good defensive work – Victor [Lindelof] and Chris [Smalling] were, I think, really, really good in a difficult match. In the second half, we were in control. We scored a goal when we were already in control and then controlled the rest of the second half, which was good.”
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“I don’t know about Paul. I said before the game I was told by the doctor this morning he was not coming. We had a good tactical session yesterday and then have to prepare a new team. Just as a curiosity, Carrick was the one who replaced Paul. Paul was going to play on the left side in a 4-3-3. Matic was going to play as a no.6 with Scott on the right. So we moved Matic to the left, not his favourite position, and Michael to a positional six. Now is the time to think about Paul and to know what happened and why he didn’t feel good enough to play and can he be available to help us on Wednesday. Now is the time to wait for information.”