Jose Mourinho had strong words Manchester United’s critics after the Red Devils came from behind to reach the FA Cup Final.
Goals from Alexis Sanchez and Ander Herrera sent United through to a Wembley meeting with Chelsea or Southampton next month after Dele Alli had fired Tottenham into an early lead.
Mourinho and his players have come in for some serious criticism this season after failing to challenge Manchester City for the Premier League title and crashing out of the Champions League at the hands of Sevilla.
United could now end up winning their third trophy in two seasons under Mourinho. And he said:
“We should ask ourselves why there is too many critics on all of us?
“We can finish second with six more points than last year and to do that with all the fantastic teams we play against will be an achievement for a club that couldn’t do it for a few years now.
“And it will be a fourth final in three years. So, maybe too much criticism?
“We deserve it. If we split the match into periods we were the best team for many of these periods.
“Even when they had the ball when we were winning we were totally in control.
“We lost control after it went 1-0. At half-time we spoke. We came back late for the second half because we spoke a lot and organised ourselves.”
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is still waiting for his first trophy after four years in charge.
“No regrets. I thought we dominated the first half completely but the second half was more even a competitive.
“When you compete with a team like United it is always 50/50 and this time the victory went to them.
“Everyone feels we are close and we can nearly touch it.
“It was an even game. We were close but not close enough.”
Manchester United awaits the winner between Chelsea and Southampton in tomorrow’s second semi final clash, the victor will face the Old Trafford based side at Wembley on the 19th of May.