Jose Mourinho unhappy with VAR decision for Man United penalty

Jose Mourinho unhappy with VAR decision for Man United penalty

Manchester United were handed a penalty against Tottenham last night and Jose Mourinho is not happy with the officiating. 

The Spurs boss also blamed VAR for its incompetence. United were awarded a penalty when Dier brought down Pogba. VAR backed up the decision and the away side managed to score. 

The Red Devils were awarded another penalty by John Moss when Bruno Fernandes dived. VAR did well to overturn that decision. 

However, Mourinho was not happy with the refereeing and VAR’s decisions overall. 

“I’m not happy with the penalty and I’m also not happy with the second penalty,” he told Sky Sports. “I’m unhappy with the VAR. The referee can make a mistake and give a cheap penalty. But then the VAR is there to do a job.

“In the second penalty, l am unhappy with Moss because he didn’t give the free-kick on Serge [in the build-up to the penalty award]. Then he gave a cheap penalty, a non-penalty, and in this case the VAR gave the truth.”

The Tottenham manager went on to moan about the lack of depth in his side as well.

Jose Mourinho claimed that he did not have enough options on the bench to change the game. 

When Manchester United scored the equalizer, Mourinho did not have the tools at his disposal to react properly.

This could be a message to the Spurs chief Daniel Levy and it will be interesting to see if he backs his manager in the transfer market this summer.

Spurs are reportedly looking to sign players on a bargain because of a limited transfer budget. 

“Happy with things and unhappy with others,” Mourinho said following the draw. “What did I like? I liked the team attitude, organization, control, being solid. Giving to United what they don’t like.

“Unhappy with the fact that the way I was reading the game I had no bench to react to it. When they became more dominant we were tired up front and could not press.”