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Manchester United more boring under Jose Mourinho, claims Louis Van Gaal

Manchester United more boring under Jose Mourinho, claims Louis Van Gaal

The United manager, however, felt his side should have been awarded a penalty when Ander Herrera went to ground under a challenge from Otamendi in the 78th minute.

United, second-best for the vast majority of the afternoon, nearly found a late equaliser but both Romelu Lukaku and Juan Mata were denied by a fine double save from Ederson at the death.

Mourinho said: "You can speak about anything you want, you can bring any football theory, you can bring stats, ball possession, everything - but, like last season, it is a huge penalty in a crucial moment of the game".

"But I also feel sorry for Michael Oliver because I think he had a good game, assistants the same".

At the weekend, Lukaku ended up playing a hand in both of City's goals from close range as he was unable to clear his lines while defending free kicks.

That meant United - who went on to lose 2-1 - have received more bookings for simulation than any other team in the Premier League this season, though Everton have had one yellow card and a retrospective two-match ban dished out to them so far.

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The group added: "We have strong policies and practices in place that address sexual harassment. We train employees in these policies, and we enforce them, up to and including termination".

"Yes, they had much more of the ball, yes they had that apparent control of the ball, but the biggest save is the double save by their goalkeeper and the biggest decision of the game is the unlucky decision of Michael".

Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola's City are still yet to be punished once for simulation, so has Mourinho got it all wrong, or is the system flawed?

"We know that this is completely the right way and we know if we do it well, we have all chances to win every game", the Germany global added.

City insiders say their players and staff did nothing wrong and were reacting to Mourinho's aggressive manner.

"We won because we were better, in all departments".

Manchester United defender Luke Shaw applauds supporters as he leaves after the UEFA Champions League Group A football match against CSKA Moscow. It was an fantastic save from Ederson but I think (David) De Gea had more saves. "Of course we are very happy about the way we played".