At the end of the game, Ole walked away with an impressive victory despite going a goal down in the first half, gaining a sort of tactical revenge against Jose, moments after yet another controversial decision by a Premier League referee following consultation with VAR.
In the build-up to a good pass from Paul Pogba and a composed finish by Edinson Cavani, midfielder Scott McTominay was adjudged to have flung an arm at Heung-min Son, with a hand to the face being observed in the replays, although the call was met with serious backlash from the United manager and his coaching staff.
“We shouldn’t be conned. If my son stayed down for three minutes and needed 10 mates to help him up, he wouldn’t get any food,” he said after the game, comments that appeared to frustrate and anger Mourinho.
Mourinho’s Press Conference Comments
In his post-match press conference, the Spurs boss took aim at journalists for not asking him about those specific remarks from the United manager 7 questions in, before stating that Son is “very lucky that his father is a better person than Ole”.
“First of all, let me tell you something. I’m very, very surprised that after the comments that Ole made on Sonny, you don’t ask me about it,” Mourinho said in the presser.
“Because – and I told Ole already this because I met him just a few minutes ago – if it’s me, telling that player A, B or C from another club, if it was my son I wouldn’t give him dinner tonight, what would be the reaction of that?
“It’s very, very sad. I think it’s really sad that you don’t ask me about that. It’s sad you don’t have the moral honesty to treat me the same way as you treat others.
“In relation to that, I just want to say that Sonny is very lucky that his father is a better person than Ole. I am a father. I think as a father you have always to feed your kids. Doesn’t matter what they do. If you have to steal to feed your kids, you steal.
“I’m very, very disappointed. As we say in Portugal, bread is bread and cheese is cheese. I told Ole already what I think about his comments and I’m very disappointed that in five, six, seven questions you ignore the dimensions of that comment.”
United are now seven points above third-placed Leicester City and eleven points off top spot, while Mourinho’s Spurs are currently 7th in the league, 6 points behind West Ham United in fourth place.
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