“Bad Officiating And Bad Luck Cost Us The Match” – Mourinho
Capoue opened the scoring for Watford, before Rashford scored the equaliser. However, in the final seven minutes Juan Zuniga restored Watford’s lead and Deeney scored from the spot to give the home side a 3-1 win.
United are now six points behind Manchester City, after three consecutive losses in all competition.
The frustrated Mourinho felt Anthony Martial had been fouled in the build-up to Watford’s first goal from Capoue and suggested his side were on top when Watford struck twice in the latter stages.
He told BT Sport:
“In the first half for about 25 to 30 minutes we didn’t play well and that is something that we can control. We can improve, we can work on it.
“Then the referee and the linesman’s mistake is not under my control. I can’t do anything to improve it. That [the Martial incident] is an obvious situation.
“I think there is no debate, no controversy. I think that is an obvious situation, like it was obvious last week against Man City but it’s something I don’t control and I cannot even be critical of.
“In the eyes of everyone – it doesn’t matter whether you are a Manchester United fan or a Watford fan or whatever – it was obvious.
“In the second half we were much better. We get the draw [equaliser] and after that we were the team. Gomes makes a phenomenal save and the lucky moments again are not something we can control.
“We cannot control the referee, we cannot control the lucky moments. We had that period where, in the stadium, everyone was thinking about Manchester United going on to score a goal and win the game.
“The only thing we can control is our individual and collective mistakes like for their second goal.”