After United’s victory over Crystal Palace on Saturday, goalkeeper David de Gea took to social media to post a video of a notorious quote from former manager Jose Mourinho.
Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford scored goals to give the home team a 2-1 victory over their opponent during an intense match that took place at Old Trafford. The second goal for United was scored just a few moments before Casemiro was shown a straight red card for the Red Devils.
Casemiro was shown the card for grabbing Crystal Palace midfielder Will Hughes around the neck during a major melee that involved numerous players from both teams. This was the first time in Casemiro’s professional career that he was shown a straight red card.
The Eagles wideman Jeffrey Schlupp was ejected from the game after delivering a hard challenge on the United winger Antony, who was the one who started the altercation in the first place. An excerpt from an infamous interview with Mourinho was tweeted by De Gea, and in it he seemed to give the impression that he did not agree with the decision to send Casemiro off while just showing Schlupp a yellow card.
In the interview that took place about ten years ago, the affable Portuguese individual stated, “If I speak, I am in great danger, and I don’t want to be in big trouble.” After receiving a red card during Chelsea’s 1-0 loss to Aston Villa in March 2014, Mourinho has been maintaining his silence in order to avoid receiving additional punishment.”
Mourinho was the manager of the Blues at the time and was one of three players to receive a red card in the team’s loss at Villa Park. The other two players were Willian and Ramires. In spite of the fact that Mourinho, who is presently the manager of Roma, does not typically hold back from criticizing match officials when he disagrees with their choices, he made the conscious decision not to go for the jugular during his post-match interview on that particular day.
After the judgments that were made during the match versus Palace, it was obvious that De Gea felt the need to voice his opinion, just like the renowned boss for whom he served at United. However, it would appear that he was eager to avoid a fine from the Football Association, so it appears that he decided to just release the film of his former manager in order to make his point.
The red card shown to Casemiro leaves Ten Hag with few options in the middle of the field, but Marcel Sabitzer will join the Red Devils on loan from Bayern Munich in January, which will help the Red Devils make do. Casemiro is going to miss three matches against Leeds and one against Leicester because of his suspension.