MOURINHO BLAMES TWO PLAYERS FOR MANCHESTER UNITED’S CARABAO CUP PENALTY LOSS TO DERBY

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Manchester United were eliminated from the Carabao Cup at the third round stage by Championship side Derby on penalties at Old Trafford.

United took the lead through Juan Mata after just three minutes before Wilson drew level for the visitors in the 59minute. Manchester United were reduced to ten men after goalkeeper Sergio Romero was shown a red card in the 67th minute.

Derby thought they had won the game in normal time after they took the lead through Marriott before Fellaini, who came on for Ander Herrera took the game to penalties by scoring five minutes into injury time.

Derby then won on penalties after Phil Jones’ missed his kick during the shootout.

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho criticized the players for not killing off the game in the first half and revealed that he knew Manchester United were going to be in trouble during the penalty shootout with Phil Jones and Eric Bailly.

“We didn’t score when we could, we could in the first half, we had situations to kill it,” Mourinho said.

“At half-time I repeated the same words as the last match. We didn’t kill the game. We couldn’t be dominant in the second half.

“I prefer to be proactive and go for it. After the red card we are in a bit of difficulty. We reacted with pride, we tried until the last second.

“The penalties come, somebody has to miss. I knew we were going to be in trouble with Jones and Eric.”