December 10, 2018

Mourinho under fire during Burnley clash

Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho was sent off at half-time during their Premier League game against Burnley on Saturday (29/10/16).The game ended in a barren draw.


Mourinho was aggravated just before the end of a goalless first half when center referee Mark Clattenburg denied United a penalty for what appeared a foul on defender Matteo Darmian.


Referee Clattenburg was forced to send Mourinho to the stands at Old Trafford from the usual technical area.


The United manager avoided the media after the incident and left everything to his assistant, Rui Faria.


United’s Ander Herrera was also sent off in the 68th minute for a second yellow card.


The Spaniard slipped to wipe out Clarets midfielder Dean Marney when he received the marching orders.


Manchester United have won only one of their past seven league games. They are eight points behind Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool, all of whom won on Saturday.


The ‘red devils’ dropped another two points at home after slipping up against Stoke earlier this month, but Mourinho’s assistant indicated that Jose is happy with the result.


“I am not here to say we are very happy with players’ performances if that wasn’t the feeling from all of this. We tried and we created many chances, their goalkeeper was the best player on the pitch. Things didn’t happen, I believe better days will come,” Rui Faria reiterated.


According to the Mirror, Mourinho’s assistant Faria sarcastically applauded referee Mark Clattenburg for his decision to show Ander Herrera the red card.


“Well about that I just want to say fantastic work from the ref.”


“What is important is what the referee will write in his report and apart from that I can’t give you more details because it happened with them.”


“I don’t know and, to be fair, I don’t think it’s really important,” he added when pushed on what Mourinho’s view was.


United travel to Turkey to take on Fenerbahce in the Europa League on Thursday next week, then go to Wales to play Swansea on Sunday in their next Premier League game.


Burnley will be at home to Crystal Palace next Saturday.




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