Jose Mourinho.

Bristol City defender reveals Jose Mourinho came into their changing room after loss

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Manchester United fans are still reeling from their Carabao Cup quarter-final exit to Bristol City on Wednesday night.

The Championship side comprehensively outplayed a United side that featured Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and plenty other international players.

After the late goal that secured a 2-1 victory for the Robins, the home fans invaded the pitch with the sheer joy at the scalp they had just witnessed.

But, Bristol didn't hang on and scrape the victory on the counter, they went punch-for-punch with Jose Mourinho's men and full deserved their win.

However, after the game, the Special One insisted Lee Johnson's men had been a tad lucky.

Mourinho said: "They were a bit lucky but they fought a lot to be lucky. Everyone was waiting for our goal so they were lucky. We hit the post twice.

"But they played brilliantly, they fought like it was the game of their lives which probably it was. A beautiful day for football."

Mourinho has had to watch and hear some noisy celebrations in the past few weeks (ahem, Manchester City) and it seems after the game he was in no mood to endure them once more as he spoke to just one journalist and left.

Bristol City v Nottingham Forest - Sky Bet Championship

The United boss received plenty of criticism for his swift exit, but Bristol defender Horður Bjorgvin Magnusson has now revealed that Mourinho actually went into their dressing room.

Magnússon said: "This [the atmosphere] is something I've never witnessed before. After the game, Mourinho came to our dressing room, praised us for the performance, congratulated us and wished us good luck in the tournament.

"I think the things he said in the interviews after the game were more a reflection of him in his role as a manager, not as a person," he told, of his home country Iceland.

Bristol City v Manchester United - Carabao Cup Quarter-Final

It's nice to see that Mourinho retains some class, even when he must have been fuming with his troops after such a loss.

The former Chelsea boss gets a bad rap, but what he does in the public eye is normally for a reason. Perhaps to send a message to his team or to protect them.

Either way, he showed his true colours in the Bristol City dressing room.

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