Manchester United boss, Jose Mourinho, has revealed that his half-time talk, helped his team reach the EFL Cup semi-finals.
United beat West Ham 4-1 at Old Trafford, three days after drawing 1-1 with the same team at home.
Mourinho was absent owing to a one-match touchline ban, after he was sent off on Sunday. He was, however, able to motivate his players during the break.
Anthony Martial and Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice, as the Red Devils recorded a convincing win. But the match was evenly balanced at 1-1 at half time.
After their goal we had 10 minutes where we felt it deeply and the players couldn’t hide that, because West Ham’s first shot they equalised,” Mourinho told Sky Sports.
“But in the second half the team again got the confidence to play and to win comfortably and playing beautiful, attacking football, which is something the fans like, but we need results.
“I told them at half-time that it’s not possible to play so well and because of a goal you stop playing so well.
“I told them forget the goal. We are playing so well that we have to keep confidence, so forget the undeserved goal. Forget that at half-time we should be winning and we aren’t.
“And in the second half we had the goals. Goals plus performance means the real happiness.”