‘No Broken Nose, His Face Is Nice As Always’ – Jose Mourinho Claims Sergio Aguero’s Feigned Injury Got Marouane Fellaini Sent Off

Chris Wright

28th, April 2017



Jose Mourinho has chastised Sergio Aguero for over-egging the headbutt that saw Marouane Fellaini sent off in the latter stages of Thursday night’s borderline-unwatchable Manchester derby.

The clumsy Belgian was shown a straight red card in the 84th minute for nuzzling heads with Aguero, though the slow motion replays appeared to show that the City striker certainly made sure of it…

Speaking to the Sky Sports cameras immediately after the final whistle, Mourinho summed the incident up thus:

I didn’t watch but probably I can guess it’s a bit of a red card and that it’s a bit of a very experienced, smart Argentinian player.

Then, having had a little time to digest things, the United boss reverted to default passive-aggressive mode in his post-match press conference:

Marouane says it was a red card because he is Marouane, Martin Atkinson told me in his opinion it was a red card but I saw Aguero in the tunnel – no broken nose, no broken head, his face is as nice as always.

So, I am not so sure. I think if Sergio doesn’t go to the floor, for sure it is not a red card. But if Marouane gave him the chance to do that… I don’t know.

What I know is we played 15 minutes with 10 men and the boys were absolutely amazing in the way they fought for the point.

He’s not entirely wrong, but still – Fellaini made two yellow card infringements in the space of 20 seconds and then head-butted somebody.

It’s hardly surprising he ended up showering 10 minutes before everybody else, now is it?

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  1. Gurt says:

    It’s his height that’s done in. If he was the same size as Aguero it wouldn’t have been a red. He’s stooped his head because Aguero is walking his head into him and it looks like a headbutt.

  2. Bruno says:

    Mourinho is absolutely correct. I don’t think it’s a red card but we are in 2017 and if you do that you are naive and stupid and can’t complain if you’re sent off because there will be some acting involved.

    But, anyway, he commited 2 yellow card infringements in 20 seconds – as you wrote. Very naive from Fellaini.. is he 17 years old?

  3. Geraldo says:

    I don’t think he was going to get a second yellow…then that. Stupid for rising (or stooping) to such an obvious bait from a player who – along with Alexis Sanchez – has plummeted in my estimation in the last couple of days.

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