Guardiola’s men were the latest big club to experience the usual FA Cup upset as they were surprisingly defeated 1-0 by League One side Wigan in Monday night’s FA Cup fixture. The loss didn’t only end City’s invincibility in the competition, but also ended the Citizens race for quadruple trophies this season.
Manchester City’s neighbours, Manchester United have also witnessed the same fate earlier this season when they lost to Bristol City in the Carabao Cup to end Mourinho’s run in the competition.
Having lost to Wigan on Monday, City manager Pep Guardiola was seen in an angry mood while discussing with Wigan manager Paul Cook while his players were likewise involved in a bust-up with Wigan’s delighted faithfuls who rushed onto the pitch to celebrate with their players.
Commenting on Guardiola and his player’s reaction after the match, Manchester United manager José Mourinho who loves to throw jibes at his counterparts through the media told BT Sport that City’s reaction to the defeat was unacceptable unlike his team who showed a ‘big-team’ character after they lost to Bristol City.
The Portuguese manager also recalled that his team didn’t react angrily after their defeat instead, they shook hands with their opponents and they embraced the spirit of sportsmanship
‘Of course, we would like to be better in the Premier League, but we are where we are,’ Mourinho told BT Sport.
‘In the Champions League we are alive. In the FA Cup we are alive.
‘And in the Capital One Cup, after winning last season, we lost in the quarter-final but we lost like Manchester United likes to lose – with dignity, with fair play, with participation in the happiness of a giant-killer.
‘So even in the Capital Cup we lost against a Championship team, I would say that as a Manchester United manager that way of behaving as a big team, even in defeat we were a big team.’