Manchester derby: Mourinho says Aguero sold Fellaini red card

  • Guardian, Thursday, April 27, 2017 9:39 PM
After the scoreless tie between Manchester City and Manchester United, the latter's manager, Jose Mourinho, accused City forward Sergio Aguero of overreacting and getting Marouane Fellaini sent off for a head-butt.

Mourinho admitted Fellaini had given Atkinson “a chance” to send him off but suggested Aguero’s reaction contributed to the dismissal.

“If Sergio doesn’t go to the floor for sure it’s not a red card but if Marouane gave him chance to do that … ,” he said. “I don’t know because I didn’t watch. I have just three details. Marouane says it’s a red card because it’s Marouane. He is very disappointed. He feels it is a red card because he is Marouane Fellaini.

“[Referee] Martin Atkinson told me in his opinion it’s a red card but I saw Aguero in the tunnel but no broken nose no broken head, his face is nice as always, so I’m not so sure. Probably I can guess it is a bit of a red card and a bit of a very experienced, smart Argentinian player.”

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