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Mourinho: Why I'm Happy The Ref Didn't Send Off Klopp

Manchester United Manager Jose Mourinho: Why I'm Happy The Ref Didn't Send Off Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp

By Keegan Kruger - Mar 12, 2018 08:31 AM @KeeganKruger

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho said he was happy with the referee's decision to not send Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp to the stands during United's 2-1 win at Old Trafford on Saturday.

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The German manager avoided getting sent off by Craig Pawson after he stormed out of his technical area to fume at centre back Dejan Lovren.

After the match, Mourinho defended Klopp's actions, and praised the way the referee and his fourth official handled of the situation.

"Probably you are not expecting my answer – I'm happy with the decision," the Portuguese tactician said, as quoted by FourFourTwo.

"Because (Klopp) was not speaking against the referee. He was upset with a player and the same happened to me against Crystal Palace, where I was upset with my player and therefore they (the officials) understood that too.

"I think (fourth official) Martin Atkinson, after so many years of this, made the right decision. I saw it. (Klopp) was very upset with his player and not at the referee.

"If you leave the technical area by a couple of metres, or in this case 20 metres, but to speak to your own player and not to complain about the referee's decision, they made the right decision."

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The victory saw the Red Devils go four points clear of Tottenham Hotspur in second place, while Liverpool dropped down to fourth.

Do you agree with Mourinho's sentiments? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN Joined: 24 Mar 2017
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PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN Mar 12, 2018 12:10 PM
Okay but leaving ur area is not allowed the rules that were put by fifa disagrees wth that
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Flipping lyf Joined: 21 Apr 2017
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Flipping lyf Mar 12, 2018 11:51 AM
I thought u wil tell when do u leave my red devils same goes to ur brother cowmphela at chiefs i have heard enough with both u ur killing my belove teams
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Flipping lyf Mar 12, 2018 11:50 AM
I thought u wil tell when do u leave my red devils same goes to ur brother cowmphela at chiefs i have heard enough with both u ur killing my belove teams
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Evergreenmessi Joined: 16 Jan 2018
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Evergreenmessi Mar 12, 2018 10:50 AM
Aah mou if he had lost the game i dont know if he would be prasing referees as he does now may b worlds of joy
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briii Mar 12, 2018 09:38 AM
The special one
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Madredz Mar 12, 2018 09:29 AM
Yes I agree with him 100%.
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ZZ2 vs Papa charles Joined: 06 Aug 2017
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ZZ2 vs Papa charles Mar 12, 2018 09:02 AM
Dats my mou he's cool keep it up

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