Mourinho feels unhappy with VAR allowing Man United penalty kick to stand against Tottenham

Mourinho feels unhappy with VAR allowing Man United penalty kick to stand against Tottenham

Mourinho feels unhappy with VAR allowing Man United penalty kick to stand against Tottenham
Jose Mourinho felt unhappy with VAR allowing Man United penalty kick to stand against Tottenham. Mourinho's Spurs looked on course for a vital victory over his former side in the race for a Champions League qualifying spot thanks to Steven Bergwijn's first-half strike.

But sub Pogba skipped past Dier and into the Spurs penalty area before being knocked to the ground with just 10 minutes remaining.

Referee Jon Moss instantly pointed to the spot and VAR allowed the decision to stand, with Bruno Fernandes firing home to make it 1-1 - a result which deals a blow to Tottenham's hopes of reaching the top five.

Moss awarded another injury-time spot-kick to the visitors after ruling Dier had tripped Fernandes in the box, but Mourinho felt VAR should have gone further than overturning the decision and additionally issued a yellow card to the midfielder.


"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."

Speaking in his post-match press conference, Mourinho expanded on his frustration with the decisions and explained his pre-match thinking against United, who have been given 23 penalties since the start of last season - nine more than any other Premier League side.

He said: "We know that Manchester United have an incredible record this season of penalties given, so we knew that everything in the box was very dangerous for us. We had to be very, very cautious, every shot to block, we knew and were prepared to do it with hands behind the body, we knew it could happen.

"The second penalty is incredible for me. It's a situation in the box where I feel when the VAR goes for a simulation, the player should immediately be exposed and get a yellow card, but that didn't happen.

"So I feel really upset with these two decisions, but that's the way it is."