Jose Mourinho says Manchester City are “lucky” to in their derby win over his Manchester United side.
Speaking after the clash at Old Trafford on Sunday, December 10, the Special One also claimed his side were denied a clear penalty in their 2 – 1 defeat at Old Trafford.
Mourinho told Sky Sports: “I think they are a very good team, I think they are lucky, I think [they] have all the decisions in their favour, probably yes.”
“But Tuesday is another day in our Premier League, and I am sure all of us, everyone is going to fight for points and try to reduce the distance, which is the normal thing in the championship but of course the advantage is a very good one.”
With the score at 2-1 to City in the second half, Ander Herrera went down in the area under a challenge from Nicolas Otamendi, but referee Michael Oliver gave Herrera a yellow card for simulation.
Replays however showed there was contact and the referee should have pointed to the spot.
He said: “Clear penalty. I am sorry for us, sorry for Michael [Oliver], I think he had a good performance, but it’s a clear penalty.
“The ref made a mistake, which can happen. Last season we had a similar situation here against City, winning 2-1 and Mr Clattenburg didn’t see the penalty; Claudio Bravo on Wayne Rooney.
“It is a clear penalty. I am sorry for Michael Oliver because I think he had a good performance.”
On the goals City scored, Mourinho said: “We did good things, we did bad things. We had a complete dedication to the match, with every player trying to do their best.
“They score two very bad goals, they score two goals that is quite unbelievable to concede, and when you concede two goals like this in a match of this dimension you feel bad.
“Because now you are going off to speak about what they did well, what they are doing well, and in the end they scored two goals out of nothing, with rebounds really, really two easy goals.”
Goals from Otamendi and David Silva gave City the victory despite Marcus Rashford’s equalizer, a record 14th in a row in the Premier League this season.
United are now eleven points behind their city rival but still second on the log after match day 16.