Jose Mourinho didn’t need more than a second to choose the detail the decided the Manchester derby between his United and City.
Manchester City are a very good team and they are protected by the luck, and the gods of football are behind them. My first reaction is, I feel sorry for referee Michael Oliver because he had a very good match but unfortunately he made an important mistake
the Portuguese told BBC, referring to the 79th-minute incident, when Ander Herrera went down, but Oliver not only didn’t give United a penalty, but also booked the Spaniard for simulation.
It is like last season, exactly the same. You can speak about anything you want, you can bring any football theory, you can bring the stats, the ball possession, you can bring everything you want but, like last season, it is a huge penalty in a crucial moment of the game
Mourinho said, going a year back, when United lost, again, 2-1 to City, with the referee denying United a penalty on Wayne Rooney claim.
I feel sorry for Michael Oliver because I think he had a good game. I would say very good game – his assistants the same. I think they come with the intention to make the perfect work, which they almost did
the United manager also said.