The real reason Jose Mourinho deleted his Instagram account after FA Cup final

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Jose Mourinho wasn't the most gracious in defeat following Saturday's FA Cup final encounter between Chelsea and Manchester United.

Chelsea were the victors at Wembley courtesy of an Eden Hazard penalty, which the Belgian won when Phil Jones brought him down inside the box.

But for most of the game United dominated - they had 66% possession and three times the amount of shots - which clearly frustrated Mourinho.

"My opinion on my team's performance is that every defeat hurts, but for me personally the ones that hurt less are when you give everything and you go without any regrets," he said.

"I prefer to lose like today than lose like we did at, for example, Newcastle. I leave my players happy with them. For me that's really important.

"I think our team did a fantastic defensive job without defending. We controlled positions, transitions really well. They only played long balls to [Olivier] Giroud to flick.

"When you play against a team so predictable it's quite easy to adapt to it.


"I thought we wouldn't concede any goal in this match. But of course Hazard is a very good player and he created a penalty."

It was another tough game to watch for United fans as they enjoyed plenty of the ball but were simply unable to find a way through Chelsea's defence.


Such was the frustration amongst Red Devils that a lot of them sent angry messages to Mourinho on his Instagram page. He then deleted his account on Sunday.

It was previously reported that Mourinho closed down his account due to the abuse he received, but now the Times have revealed the real season.

Turns out the Portuguese has just lost interest in Instagram and the fact he deleted it on Sunday was pure coincidence. Still, not the best timing.

Chelsea v Manchester United - The Emirates FA Cup Final

Mourinho did at least congratulate Chelsea for their triumph, though he admitted it was out of professional courtesy.

"I congratulated them because they won but I don't think they deserved to win," he added. "I congratulated them because I am a sportsman.

"They scored one more goal than us and they got the cup and so I've got to do what my job asks me to do.

"I'm the Manchester United manager and I have to be respectful, not just because they were my previous club but because they were the opponent that won the cup."

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