Mourinho feels sorry for defeating his friend Karanka

published on 01.01.2017, 04:00

Usually with friendships, having the obligation of making your close friend get an upset at the cost of your success doesn't feel good at all. Manchester United really struggled to defeat Boro this Saturday, but a Paul Pogba winner gave them the edge during Fergie Time. However, after the match, you could see Jose Mourinho giving Karanka a hug and apologizing to him for making him lose the match. 

Talking to Sky Sports after the match, Mourinho said: "I feel sorry for them, not just because it's my brother but also because of the players. They gave absolutely everything and it's always very painful to lose in the end but we played so well. We created so much. We scored three goals [including Ibrahimovic's disallowed effort] and we deserved to win the match, so I don't think we were lucky. Justice arrived minute 86."

He added: "It was fantastic. You are losing 1-0 with 20 minutes to go, we are not afraid to lose 2-0 or 3-0. We go with everything, we play one against one in the back, we go with everything. We create chances, the goalkeeper saved, a penalty on Marcus Rashford [not awarded], two goals, fantastic dominance and an amazing spirit. The players brought the fans with them. They brought the fans to the game and the last 20 minutes were football that people love to see."

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