Jose Mourinho took Jurgen Klopp to task over the Liverpool manager’s criticisms of Manchester United that followed Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Old Trafford.
Marcus Rashford’s first-half opener was cancelled out by Adam Lallana’s strike five minutes from time in a game that appeared to hinge on two controversial VAR decisions; Jurgen Klopp was certainly laughing about.
However, the Reds manager certainly had a few choice things to say about United’s display after the match, lamenting their ‘negative style’.
Speaking after the 1-1 draw, Klopp said: “When I’ve been in England, Man United have pretty much set up like this.
“Everyone built it up [the game] like a mountain, but one team set out to defend and one team made the game. ‘We didn’t lose anything, it’s just a point. Let’s carry on.”
However, speaking to Sky Sports after the match, Mourinho felt Klopp’s comments were little more than sour grapes and the German was simply frustrated that he cannot ever find a way to beat Manchester United at Old Trafford.
“[It’s] Because he never beat Manchester United at Old Trafford,” was Mourinho’s simple reply, before he went on to poke fun at the German. “He didn’t like the menu. ‘He likes meat and got fish, so he was not happy.
“They are, of course, much stronger playing against opposition that gives them chances for transitions and counter-attacks.
“Of course, United with the limitations they have at this moment played a different profile of game.
“They tried to be solid in the back, they tried not to give chances of transition, they always kept three centre-backs in position plus [Scott] McTominay and Fred, they were always compact.
“They [Liverpool] didn’t like the menu.”