Watch: Jose Mourinho called out for celebrating fourth goal v Feyenoord

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Manchester United produced one of their best performances of the season when they defeated Feyenoord 4-0 at Old Trafford in the Europa League on Thursday night.

Goals from Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata, a Brad Jones own goal and Jesse Lingard sealed the three points for United and they will qualify for the knockout stages of the tournament, providing they avoid defeat to Zorya.

It wasn't just the performance that had fans and the media talking after the game. 

Jose Mourinho produced a somewhat surprising reaction to Lingard's goal in the 90th minute that wrapped up the victory for the Red Devils.

His passionate response to the goal when his team were already leading so convincingly was significant, after he called out Antonio Conte for doing the same when his Chelsea side beat United 4-0 at Stamford Bridge last month.

He claimed that Conte had 'humiliated' him after wild celebrations when the Blues scored their fourth goal, yet the Portuguese was quick to do the same in front of Feyenoord boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst.

And when confronted by a journalist about the incident - which is the last question in the video below - it left the 53-year-old a little flustered.

Double standards

Although the question did not refer to the incident at Stamford Bridge, Mourinho almost recalled his previous comments in his head, pausing half way through his response to choose his words correctly.

When asked why he celebrated the way he did, he responded by saying: "Because the goal was amazing. If it's another team scoring that goal, if it's another manager on the touchline with that goal, the goal would cross the planet and people would be speaking about magic."

Not quite sure if that's strictly true, Jose, but it was a great goal by England international, Lingard.


United's journey in the Europa League looks set to continue after the win, and despite their somewhat shaky campaign, they are still regarded by many bookmakers to be favourites to win the competition.

However Mourinho and his United side return to Premier League action this weekend when they take on West Ham at home.

United will be hoping they can improve on their current sixth position in order to avoid playing in the Europa League again next season.


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