VIDEO: Mourinho jokes with reporters about his new haircut

The Red Devils boss did not pass up the opportunity to slag off the media in a playful exchange over his new hair-do

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was in jovial mood ahead of his side's League Cup semi-final clash with Hull City.

The Portuguese arrived at his pre-match press conference on Wednesday sporting a new haircut, prompting one reporter to cheekily comment on the manager's fresh look.

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However, Mourinho took the reporter's joke in good spirits and countered with his own playful barb targeting the 'follically challenged' among the press corps.

"The haircut is a privilege," said the Red Devils' boss. "Because I am the kind of guy that can do it and in one month I have a new head (of hair)!

"Some of you... you can't do it! [laughs]"

United are heading into their game against Hull riding the crest of a wave that sees them unbeaten in 17 games, so it's no wonder Mourinho is so upbeat.

Check out the exchange and Mourinho's dapper new do in the video above!