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Mourinho: We Were Denied A Clear Penalty!

Jose Mourinho: We Were Denied A Clear Penalty!

By Keegan Kruger - Dec 11, 2017 11:26 AM @KeeganKruger

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho felt his side were denied a clear penalty in their 2-1 defeat to rivals Manchester City on Sunday.

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With 11 minutes left in the game and the score at 1-0 to City, defender Nicolas Otamendi was involved in a controversial moment when Red Devils midfielder Ander Herrera went down in the box following a challenge from the Argentine, but referee Michael Oliver saw otherwise and decided to book the Spaniard for diving instead of pointing to the spot.

However, Mourinho believes the referee's decision cost his side a valuable point on the night.

"Clear penalty. I'm sorry for us, for Michael, I think he had a good game, but it's a clear penalty. Don't you agree?” Mourinho told Sky Sports.

"The referee made a mistake, which can happen. Last season, we had a similar situation against Manchester City, who were winning 2-1 and Mr (Mark) Clattenburg didn't see the penalty of Bravo on Rooney.

"I'm sorry for Michael Oliver because he had a good performance.

"He is a human being, he tried his best, he was very committed to having a good match, which I think he had. But he made one mistake, and it was the crucial mistake for the result of the match."

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United are still second in the Premier League, but now trail their city rivals by 11 points.

Do you think Mourinho has a fair argument? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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blackmeteor Joined: 15 Nov 2017
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blackmeteor Dec 11, 2017 07:04 PM
Soccer's Little Petty Special Middle-Aged Child
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JOMMAK Joined: 25 Aug 2017
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JOMMAK Dec 11, 2017 05:20 PM
Mourinho is a m0r0n...
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king mosha Joined: 17 Aug 2017
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king mosha Dec 11, 2017 02:51 PM
LOL he must swallow his pride and accept that he is scared of PEP did he honestly think that he can defend man city 90munites no he must go back to drawing board or else go to psg n hope pep doesn't come there as well lol
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Golden Boots Dec 11, 2017 01:44 PM
Excuses all the time!
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Romeo Maps88 Joined: 15 Sep 2017
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Romeo Maps88 Dec 11, 2017 01:22 PM
No Jose you're wrong, that's not a penalty. It was a beautiful dive by Herrera though
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connaissance09 Dec 11, 2017 12:13 PM
Lol same old song, Pep is better than you Sir
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Money-spender Dec 11, 2017 12:06 PM
I personally believe that was a clear dive, ref made a very good call
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smo Dec 11, 2017 12:00 PM
Whether it was or not mou got to get over it..
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Faysal Dec 11, 2017 12:00 PM
Herrera dived mr cowch just admit that pep rules you
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somlungisi Dec 11, 2017 11:51 AM
Jose you lying that was not a penalty your player made a meal out of slight challenge go to slowmo you will see what im talking about..
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timelessmessi Dec 11, 2017 11:44 AM
Managers,players,administrator s,club bosses everyone on earth will make mistakes in their lives some will b crucial costing u your dear life the only gift that will and never recovered and so r the referees r also bound to make this silly/costing mistake so stop mouning you lost it's first leg there second chance to beat them

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