FA asks Mourinho to explain Manchester Derby comments

Posted on Dec 14 2017 - 9:05pm by admin

The Football Association has asked Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, to provide further insight on comments he made ahead of last weekend’s derby against Manchester City.

Mourinho has until 6pm on December 18 to respond to the request.

The Portuguese made the remarks on December 8, two days before the clash at Old Trafford which City won 2-1.

An FA statement did not specify which particularly remarks were of interest, in his pre-match press conference.

Mourinho at first praised City’s talent, but then added: “If you ask me one thing that I don’t like a lot it’s that they lose their balance very easily. You know, a little bit of wind and they fall.”

He later told multiple English newspapers that when City lose the ball, “many times they need what is called a tactical foul. Then it is up to the referee to analyse and make a decision about it, but I cannot speak about that.”

Both City and United have already been asked to provide observations on a in the tunnel at Old Trafford after the match.

The clubs have until 6pm on Friday to respond to that request.

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