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