Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has sought to explain his over the top water bottle throwing celebration and reaction to Marcus Rashford’s glaring miss during their last-gasp UEFA Champions League victory last night.
Marouane Fellaini’s late goal saw United pick up three points at Old Trafford against Swiss side Young Boys – which qualified them for the knock-out stages of Europe’s elite club competition.
However, there was a sense of angst amongst the crowd and the manager before the Belgian’s goal sparked wild celebrations from Mourinho on the sideline.
While his actions has attracted widespread criticism, the former Chelsea boss has attempted to set the record straight.
“Relief,” he said when asked about the celebration, according to Fox Sports.
“Frustration before that and relief with the goal. I think we didn’t play for that, we didn’t play for 0-0.
“We didn’t play to be in trouble until the last minute, so frustration. I was not unhappy with the players. Not at all.”
He went on to defend his shake of the head gesture towards the crown when Rashford missed a chance.