"We'll move on and concentrate on the next game".
Both teams rung the changes from their respective weekend defeats, although Victor Lindelof was promoted to the starting XI, despite a shaky display as a first-half substitute at the John Smith's Stadium.
After being neck-and-neck with their rivals for the opening seven games, a lacklustre performance at Anfield and the loss at Huddersfield has seen the Red Devils fall five points adrift of first place.
"We were solid and we were in control". We were really comfortable, the attitude was really good, I think Romero and Smalling gave us big stability.
"There were no injuries either, so it is a good day". Goals from Aaron Mooy and Laurent Depoitre inspired the 2-1 win and Mourinho tore into his players following the final whistle, criticising their attitude and application. It was hard to tell in this game whether the home side were simply toothless in offence or whether Mourinho's side were well drilled at the back, but another clean sheet was well deserved for the Manchester club and they now progress to the quarterfinals.
"I thought it would be tough for United because of the atmosphere but I also thought they'd come through it". The Red Devils began to dominate the possession and youngster Axel Tuanzebe had a glorious chance to put the game out of sight but he somehow managed to put the ball over the bar from three yards out.
Phil Jones limped off early during United's defeat in Saturday, while Eric Bailly remains sidelined along with Paul Pogba and Marouane Fellaini.
'When I lose matches, I like to lose because the opponent was better and had more quality. "Apart from that, I have no news and when I have no news I have no hopes".