Jose Mourinho hits out at Manchester City divers

Date published: Saturday 9th December 2017 9:13

Jose Mourinho believes Manchester City’s players go down very easily, with the Manchester United boss saying it only takes a “little bit of wind” to knock them over.

The 175th Manchester derby is comfortably the biggest match of the Premier League season so far as second-place United attempt to claw back Pep Guardiola’s runaway leaders.

Eight points is the gap ahead of Sunday’s mouth-watering Old Trafford encounter and Mourinho has looked to disrupt rivals City before a ball is kicked.

While full of praise for Guardiola’s side, the Portuguese used the opportunity to underline the unbeaten league leaders’ apparent tendency to go to the deck.

“They are a good team,” Mourinho said. “They defend well, they react well to the moment they lose the ball.

“They have a good dynamic in attack, they have creative movement.

“They have amazing players, they have a fantastic coach, they have lots of good things.

“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.”

Mourinho’s comments are unlikely to go down well at the Etihad Stadium, especially after Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger accused in-form Raheem Sterling of diving last month.

Fernandinho was booked for simulation at Huddersfield and Burnley boss Sean Dyche fumed with the way Bernardo Silva went down to win a penalty earlier in the campaign.


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