Jose Mourinho was full of praise for Manchester United’s supporters after his side secured a 1-0 win over Manchester City in the League Cup on Wednesday night.
Man United, following a largely stagnant first-half, came out after the break on the front foot, going ahead through a close range Juan Mata strike in the 54 minute.
Mourinho’s men, buoyed on by an incessantly vocal Old Trafford crowd, held on to a crucial victory, and will take on West Ham United at home in the quarter final.
The 53-year-old, speaking after the game, was full of praise for the United faithful.
"The love these people have for the club is bigger than the result."
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 26, 2016
Louis van Gaal, for all his faults, got one thing right: that United fans were the best in the world. I mean, who else would out-sing the whole of Stamford Bridge despite their team being 4-0 down?
And with United, desperate for a win to answer their numerous critics, looking to close out the game against Pep Guardiola’s side, Old Trafford was awash with noise, generating a cacophony of rapturous support for the final 20 minutes. Mourinho’s side, understandably abashed by their humiliation on the weekend, looked galvanised by the persistent noise emanating from the stands, and duly sealed a vital win.