Jose Mourinho insisted his Manchester United players, himself and the Old Trafford crowd need to improve ahead of their big Premier League clash with Liverpool on Sunday - after seeing his side beat Hull City 2-0 on Tuesday night.
Mourinho thought his side lacked composure and intensity in the match with the Tigers, telling Sky Sports: "
He admitted they improved in the second half, in which their goals came from Juan Mata and Marouane Fellaini - but as Mourinho said, "We all improved a little bit, just a little bit."
Mata opened the scoring in the 56th minute but Mourinho was not impressed with his side's celebrations of the goal, adding: "In cup ties every goal can be crucial, why celebrate when you have half an hour to play?"
"Everybody likes big games - players, managers, fans...everyone loves big matches so let’s go for that one on Sunday."
Mourinho was happy with their ninth consecutive win, but said to make it 10 they need to step up their performance against Liverpool - who visit them this weekend.
He added: "Nine victories is obviously very important, six in the Premier League so let’s try 10, seven in the Premier League. But I think we all have to improve if we want that."
After Fellaini made it 2-0 with his headed effort, the Belgian international - who has had a tough time recently - showed his appreciation for the manager celebrating with him.
The United manager commented on this too, saying:
He said: "