EPL: Mourinho wants Man United players, fans to step up ahead of Liverpool clash
Man United's Marouane Fellaini (second from left) celebrates his goal with teammates against Hull during the first leg of League Cup semi-final tie at Old Trafford in Manchester on Tuesday. Pic/Getty Images London: Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho stressed after his side's EFL Cup victory over Hull the need for improvement from himself, his players and the club's fans when the Red Devils host Liverpool on Sunday. United beat Hull 2-0 in Tuesday's semi-final first-leg thanks to a 56th-minute Juan Mata effort and Marouane Fellaini's header. Jose Mourinho Mourinho agreed afterwards when asked if he felt there had been a sense of complacency on United's part about the fixture. "Maybe I didn't do my job well to prepare the players for the game. Maybe I should bring more tension to the dynamic that prepares the game. But the players have to improve and I have to improve. And I am sorry to say I think the fans have also to improve for a big match on Sunday. Our performances were enough to win but for Sunday, we all have to improve." Mourinho added: "I always think that we are responsible for the fans' participation in the game. It is our responsibility. If we play well, the fans come to the pitch and play with us. We have amazing fans, You see the real fans when things are not good, supporting us. We have amazing fans. "What I feel is that Sunday is a special match for us, a special game for the Manchester United fans - so my invitation is don't come to the theatre, come to play with us," Mourinho concluded.