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Former Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has reopened the discussion about Manchester City using “tactical fouls.”
The Reds moved eight points clear at the top of the Premier League and nine above Manchester City with a thrilling 3-1 victory over the reigning champions.
Speaking on Sky Sports, he explained: “In the end, I think the two managers did it in a nice way. They brought a bit of salt and pepper to the game if you want to say that, but I think that in a very balanced way, I agree more with Jurgen than I do with Pep.
“I think the tactical fouls by City are obvious but I’m not being critical, I’m just saying something that’s very, very important to the way they play. The moment they lose the ball is the moment where they are a bit exposed, they have to try and recover and have the pressing.
“They have seconds to try and do it. Those Fernandinho fouls, especially when he plays as a number six, are very important. Mane diving, I think nowadays with VAR, players feel a bit ridiculous when it is a clear dive, so I don’t think it’s going to happen.”