Vastavam web: Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has launched a pre-derby attack on Manchester City’s players by claiming it only takes a “little bit of wind” for them to go to ground.Pep Guardiola’s City travel to Old Trafford on Sunday looking to extend their eight-point advantage over second- place United at the top of the Premier League table.”They are a good team. They defend well, they react well to the moment they lose the ball,” Mourinho told reporters at United’s training base in Carrington, west of Manchester on Friday.
“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.Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger accused City winger Raheem Sterling of diving last month, while midfielder Fernandinho was booked for simulation during his side’s recent win at Huddersfield Town.
Mourinho also questioned Guardiola’s right to wear a yellow ribbon in solidarity with imprisoned Catalan politicians, suggesting he would find himself in hot water with the authorities if he made a similar gesture.”If the rules allow us to do that, he is a free citizen to do it. But I am not sure if the rules allow to have any political message on the pitch. That’s just my doubt.
Mourinho also hit out at supporters for booing when he took Anthony Martial off in the same match and used his programme notes prior to a Champions League game against Basel to criticise the atmosphere during the Spurs game.United fans expressed disappointment with Mourinho’s comments on social media and on Friday he decided to call a truce.”I stop with that,” said the Portuguese, who will be without the suspended Paul Pogba against City. I’m not going to write any more words about it, I’m not going to say any more words about it.