Jose Mourinho has backed Premier League referees, insisting he is happy with their performances so far this season.
Officials have come under scrutiny of late, especially with the introduction of VAR, while Man City boss Pep Guardiola has pleaded with referees to offer more protection after his players faced a number of robust challenges.
But Mourinho believes refereeing standards are just fine.
“If I was top of the league, you would immediately say I am saying it because I am top of the league and I am very happy,” the United boss said.
“I am not top of the league and I have to say I am happy with the level of performance I am having the season with the referees team.
“Yes, they made mistakes, but I am happy with the level I am having.”