Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho stood behind his defender Marcos Rojo after the verstile defender attempted a two footed lunge against Crystal Palace. Man Utd has secured all 3 points when they met the Eagles on a mid week clash on Wednesday night. Marcos Rojo tackled Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha on the 38th minute of the game and was booked with a yellow card.
Many ones are thinking that the Argentine’s foul was a serious one and should have been punished more but the Special One doesn’t think so, as he thinks that Rojo was clean and didn’t do any big fault intentionally. Rojo was immediately shown a yellow card by referee Craig Pawson and the Portuguese coach defends his Centre Half.
Mourinho refused to comment on the incident but revealed his thoughts that Rojo’s integrity couldn’t be called into question. He adds that the Argentine is playing phenomenal and playing very well to show his class. He also described the 26 year old as a clean player, emotional and aggressive one in nature. But the Portuguese has no doubt about the purity of Rojo.
The wise manager told the media that he had not said anything about David Luiz’s foul to Marouane Fellaini and about Danny Rose’s foul to Henrikh Mkhitaryan, so he wouldn’t say anything about this one too.
The most successful club in the premier league’s history Man Utd squared off with Crystal Palace at the Selhurst Park and claimed an important victory. World record signing Paul Pogba opened the scoring on the added minutes of the first half to give the visitors the lead. The first half finished with a one goal advantage for the Red Devils. James McArthur levelled the line on the 66th minute for the hosts. But the Man Utd talisman Zlatan Ibrahimovic once again proved his worth as he sealed the game with the decider at the 88th minute of the game and the clash finished 2-1.
This is the first time the Red Devils has won two consecutive league games after August and this also extends Man Utd’s unbeaten run to 9 games. Mourinho was pleased with the victory. He described the latest victories as 2 very big victories. He adds that 2 wins mean 6 draws. So according to the special one, if any team wins 2 out of 5 games and downfalls in 3 games, that is even better than 5 draws.
The man in the spotlight Rojo was previously dismissed once this season just 9 days before Wednesday’s incident for a similarly poor challenge on Idrissa Gueye. The 26 years old has appeared in 71 matches so far for the Red Devils after his heading to Old Trafford back in 2014.