Sep 21, 2016 at 7.45pm UK at ​Sixfields
NorthamptonNorthampton Town
Man UtdManchester United
Revell (42' pen.)
McCourt (47'), Potter (90')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Carrick (17'), Herrera (68'), Rashford (75')
Blind (73')

Manchester United's Jose Mourinho complains about refereeing call in EFL Cup tie

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho on August 19, 2016
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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho complains about refereeing decisions, claiming that a Northampton player should have been sent off in their EFL Cup tie.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has criticised the referee's failure to issue a red card to Northampton Town during tonight's EFL Cup third-round tie at Sixfields Stadium.

The Portuguese boss, who was under the spotlight following three consecutive defeats last week, witnessed his team bounce back with a 3-1 victory this evening.

The self-proclaimed 'special one' believes that United should have been playing against 10 men in the second half, though, when Jak McCourt lunged in on Memphis Depay.

Referee Stuart Attwell spotted the incident and issued a yellow card, but Mourinho feels that the match official made the wrong call.

"It was difficult, as I was expecting, but we were in control for the first 35 minutes and the last 35 minutes," Mourinho told Sky Sports News. "The subs (Marcus Rashford and Zlatan Ibrahimovic) were just a contribution.

"The game could and should have been easier. Normally it's easier against 10 men and we should have been playing against 10 men early in the second half, but they fought, they played with their strength.

"I should stop speaking about refereeing decisions and wait for you to speak about them, some with honest vision, some with dishonest vision. It's a dangerous situation. It could have been an important injury."

Meanwhile, United will go head to head with Manchester City in the fourth round of the competition.

Michael Carrick of Manchester United in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Hull City at Old Trafford on November 29, 2014
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