Sport Mourinho says Pogba could have been sent off in Tottenham's loss
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EXCLUSIVE BY SAMI MOKBEL: The Spurs boss is under pressure following Sunday's disappointing 2-2 draw at relegation-threatened Newcastle as he aims to rescue an initially promising season.The Spurs boss is under increased pressure following Sunday's disappointing 2-2 draw at relegation-threatened Newcastle as he aims to rescue a season that at one stage looked full of promise.
Jose Mourinho believes Paul Pogba may have been lucky to escape a red card during Tottenham's defeat by Manchester United - and once again savaged VAR.
The home team's Champions League hopes were left in tatters in north London with United mounting a second-half turnaround, spurred on by a disallowed goal.
But when questioned over the reasoning behind Scott McTominay being penalised, Mourinho instead turned his attention to the failure to punish Pogba instead.
'My opinion, it was a good game, my opinion, we didn't deserve this result at all, but we lost against a very good team,' said Mourinho.
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Little more than six months ago, Tottenham were celebrating what may yet prove to be the high water mark for Jose Mourinho's tenure, with six goals on a triumphant return to Old Trafford.Six goals on a triumphant return to Old Trafford and Manchester United languished in 16th, as doubts swirled around the future of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
'We were unlucky because maybe Paul Pogba should get a red card from an elbow on Serge Aurier.
'So maybe if we're going to talk about VAR we have to go deeper.'
Pogba caught Tottenham full back Aurier in the early stages of the fiery clash with a stray elbow but no retrospective action was taken against the United man.
The frustration quickly shifted to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men, however, after Edinson Cavani's neat finish was controversially chalked off.
Heung-min Son collapsed to the turf, clutching his face, after being caught by a hand from McTominay and referee Chris Kavanagh was advised to check his monitor.
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Solskjaer and Mourinho have traded blows since United's win at Tottenham on Sunday after the Red Devils boss hit out at Son Heung-min's reaction to being caught in the face by Scott McTominay. The South Korean was struck by the Scot's hand during the build up to a goal, which was later controversially chalked off by VAR.
Having then viewed several replays of the incident, Cavani's goal was ruled out.
The latest string of divisive decisions from the technology even rendered Mourinho confused post-match.
He told Sky Sports: 'I don't know anything anymore, in football you don't know anything any more.
'It's very difficult to analyse, even as a coach, many, many times I don't know.
'It's difficult, you don't celebrate as a goal because you are afraid.
'Sometimes you see the lines they put on the pitch, not in this game, but then you don't know very well if it is onside or offside.
'It's difficult, but to speak about that after a defeat, I don't feel really comfortable.'
Pogba unable to explain 'strange' Mourinho relationship
Paul Pogba claimed he once had a strong relationship with Jose Mourinho, until a change in attitude from the former Manchester United boss.Pogba was United's marquee signing for 2016-17 – Mourinho's first season in charge at the club – and helped the Red Devils to a Europa League title that campaign.
Son added insult to injury after slotting home at the far post to send the hosts into the interval narrowly ahead.
But Fred, Cavani and Mason Greenwood all found the target in a superb turnaround as United tightened their grip on second spot.
Tottenham, meanwhile, now find themselves six points adrift of the top four with pressure continuing to mount on the under-fire Mourinho.
Tottenham identify RB Leipzig boss Julian Naglesmann as top target .
Spurs have been preparing for Mourinho's departure for a number of weeks with Nagelsmann now understood to be aware of the club's interest in him.The Portuguese was relieved of his duties on Monday morning, just six days before Spurs face Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final.