Jose Mourinho spoke to BBC Sport after Manchester United defeated Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 to reach the 20th FA Cup final on Saturday at Wembley.
“We deserve it,” the Portuguese manager said. “ If we split the match into periods we were the best team for many of these periods. Even when they had the ball when we were winning we were totally in control.
“We lost control after the 1-0. At half-time we spoke – we came back late for the second half because we spoke a lot – and organised ourselves.
“We should ask ourselves why there are too many critics on all of us? We can finish second [in the Premier League] by getting six points. To do that with all the fantastic teams we play against will be an achievement for a club that couldn’t do it for a few years now.
“And it will be a fourth final in three years. So, maybe too much criticism.”