Jose Mourinho claims Manchester United players ignored his advice after Bristol City defeat

Jose Mourinho insists his players were advised about Bristol City’s intensity. (AFP/Getty Images)

Jose Mourinho admits he warned his Manchester United players about Bristol City’s intensity before crashing out to the Championship club in the Carabao Cup quarter-final on Wednesday evening.

United went behind following Joe Bryan’s superb opener but Zlatan Ibrahimovic equalised with a low free-kick.

Bristol continued to threaten and scored a last-gasp winner via Korey Smith to book their place against Manchester City in the semi-final.

Mourinho believes Bristol got ‘lucky’ with their result but feels his players did not have the same motivation as their Championship opponents, despite being advised before the game.

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