Manchester United to sign a midfielder after Carrick's departure, confirms Mourinho
- Author: Julie Sanders Feb 18, 2018,
Feb 18, 2018, 10:26
With the visitors leading 1-0 at John Smith's Stadium in the closing seconds of the first half, Mata rounded goalkeeper Jonas Lossl before scoring, only for the goal to be ruled out for offside after a lengthy VAR review.
'If the decision goes against my team but is the right decision I am very happy with that because what I want is the truth and sometimes it goes against my team and sometimes in my teams favour.
He is still a young player but he has years of experience in the Premier League and the Belgian national team.
"You see this Tottenham game, was it 10 seconds when they scored?"
United manager Jose Mourinho had said in his pre-match news conference that the French worldwide would return to the side after a poor run of form in the past few weeks.
United put the game beyond Huddersfield's control 10 minutes after the restart, though, as Lukaku struck again to seal safe passage to the last eight and give his side a morale boost ahead of Wednesday's Champions League trip to Sevilla.
Billing then had a shot strike the United wall and an effort deflected wide from the rebound.
However, referee Kevin Friend waited with his finger to the earpiece during celebrations that had subsided by the time he could confirm the goal would not count due to offside called by VAR.
"This is why I don't like it but I am not the person who makes the decision".
I think it happens with every team when the best players, the most crucial players, for some reason are not performing.
Lukaku started the move after a Huddersfield corner came to nothing.
On the flip side, the defeat does at least allow them to focus their energy on the Premier League survival battle. Of course I have on the bench four senior players ready to play without any question mark in relation to experience and the fact he played yesterday.
"I chose to do that". Controversy arose however, after graphics displayed on screen suggested that the evidence used by Swarbrick to make his decision was less than conclusive.
Wesley Hoedt took advantage of some slack West Brom marking to head home his first goal for Southampton just 11 minutes in. "Maybe in the future we can think that if the managers and referee agree after the first game we can go to penalties and we can finish the game today", said Carvalhal who was given a warm reception on his return to the club he managed for two and a half years.