"If we had more consistency we could have been up there with Manchester City now". At half-time we spoke - we came back late for the second half because we spoke a lot - and organised ourselves.
United and Chelsea have acquired a win apiece this campaign and the prospect of a final between them appears a distinct possibility. "I think this season we arrive not as favourites".
But Mourinho said: "Look I played one Cup final in Roma stadium against Roma and I won, and I play a cup final in my stadium and I lost".
Spurs are a better footballing team than United, they are nicer to watch and Pochettino has done an admirable job but that does not win you any trophies.
And having showed the side of his game that Mourinho detests for Spurs' opener, Pogba demonstrated his combination of physical power and technical ability as he outmuscled Mousa Dembele before delivering a pin-point cross for Sanchez to head home just his third United goal.
"It's very important for the players and the club but I am delighted for our fans". I needed a player with his characteristics: strong physically, able to hold the ball up allow our no.10 to make combinations with him.
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Local media said one person was thought to have died in the demonstrations, which erupted earlier this week. Unemployment is at a record high of about 28%, with youth unemployment reaching over 50% in many areas.
Pochettino had spoken before the match about how winning the FA Cup would not change the club, stressing the greater importance of the EPL and the Champions League.
"So we have to leave him sometimes free and I have to be more next to Nemanja, but try to sometimes be in those positions where I can score, and I did it. We just have to be more consistent". But Alexis Sanchez levelled and they controlled the second half in which Ander Herrera scored the victor.
"I think if you see in the dressing room, it's a mess", he said.
"In this season we are working very hard".
Asked how he would rate Chelsea's inconsistent season, Conte said: "I don't understand what it means to have a successful season".
Spurs did start like a side that had been starved of success after Christian Eriksen's inch-perfect cross was turned in by Alli for his 13th goal of the season.