Mourinho: Ref Taylor under immense pressure


Jose Mourinho has said it will be difficult for referee Anthony Taylor as he will be under intense pressure following his controversial selection for Monday’s game between Liverpool and Manchester United.The choice of Manchester-born Taylor has been criticised on social media by Liverpool fans while the former head of referees Keith Hackett has also voiced concern over the decision.Speaking of the controversy, the Man United boss said, “I think Mr Taylor is a very good referee, but I think somebody with intention is putting such a pressure on him that I feel it will be difficult for him to have a very good performance.”

Although, the former Chelsea manager was guarded with his words following a ban last season for his comments on referee’s handling of Chelsea matches.”I have my view, but I learned a lesson by being so many times punished by some words, so I don’t want to say anything about it,” he said.

Mourinho also went on to speak about his team’s disciplinary record this season.

“Our … record is really, really good. We don’t have problems at all at this level,” he said”We are a team that plays with discipline, that is following everything that was told to us in the meetings that we had with the representatives of the Premier League and the referees.

“We don’t press referees, we behave on the touchline so that’s a point that we are very comfortable with.”

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