EPL: Manchester City 'get blown over too easily', feels Jose Mourinho

Updated: 10 December, 2017 10:20 IST | PA Sport | Manchester

United's vocal boss Jose accuses City players of diving ahead of tonight's Manchester derby at Old Trafford, says they get blown over too easily

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 Manchester derby is the biggest match of the Premier League season so far as second-place United attempt to claw back Pep Guardiola's runaway leaders. While full of praise for Guardiola's side, he used the opportunity to underline the unbeaten league leaders' apparent tendency to go to the deck.

Jose Mourinho
Jose Mourinho

"They have amazing players and fantastic coach. 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," he said. Mourinho's comments are unlikely to go down well at the Etihad Stadium, especially after Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger accused 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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First Published: 10 December, 2017 09:26 IST

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