Manchester United: How Jose Mourinho Reacted To League Cup Victory

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho at Sixfields, Northampton, England, September 21. Mourinho's mood was improved after United overcame a scare against Northampton Town. Shaun Botterill/Getty

After his most difficult week as Manchester United manager so far, Jose Mourinho had a little reason to smile as his side overcame a potentially sticky test against Northampton Town in the English League Cup.

United suffered a scare when Alex Revell, the Northampton striker, equalized at Sixfields after Michael Carrick had opened the scoring with a sweet strike.

But second-half goals from Ander Herrera and Marcus Rashford saw Mourinho's side home, and into a fourth-round tie against bitter rival Manchester City.

"I think the team, as a team was in control from the beginning," Mourinho told Sky Sports. "And I think the substitutes were just a contribution but overall the team was totally in control, the game could and should have been easier because we should have been playing against ten men very early in the second-half."

Mourinho felt Northampton midfielder Jak McCourt should have been sent off for a dangerous-looking tackle on Dutch winger Memphis Depay.

"But we fought, they played with their strength and they tried to cause us problems, which they did sometimes, so a difficult match but overall a positive performance.

"I think I should stop to speak about referees' decisions. And I think I should be waiting for you, some with honest vision, some with a dishonest vision. But I should just wait."