Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has basically accused the Arsenal players of diving or more appropriately simulation in order to influence the referee.
United will be without midfielder Paul Pogba for the derby against Manchester City at the weekend after being sent off in the 3-1 win at Arsenal on Saturday evening and Mourinho was quick to both defend Pogba and have a dig at the Arsenal players.
Speaking of the Pogba incident, which Mourinho conveniently claims he needs to see a replay of, he said
“I just know Paul is frustrated and a bit disappointed with his colleague Koscielny for his reaction,”
“But Paul was very frustrated. Everybody knows he is a clean player and it was not his intention, not at all, to be close to a red card. I’ve not seen a TV replay so I don’t know.”
Then the Portuguese brought up Koscielny and the apparent Arsenal affinity for “grass”
“I leave for you the Lukaku situation with Koscielny”, Mourinho added.
“I leave for you the Arsenal players on the grass. The grass is absolutely beautiful – I think there is a desire to go onto the grass.”
The truth is somewhere in between to be fair, Pogba did deserve to be sent off but it did not appear at all malicious, as for the Arsenal players going to ground easily, someone should remind Mourinho of the antics his Porto and Chelsea sides employed when they were in the exact same situation on multiple occasions.