Monday 19 September 2016 by Spacey

Man United struggling to replace Howard Webb, insists Jose Mourinho


Jose Mourinho Howard Webb

Following a third straight defeat, Man United manager Jose Mourinho has insisted the club have never recovered from Howard Webb’s retirement.

Speaking after United’s 3-1 defeat to Watford, the former Real Madrid and Chelsea boss claimed the current crop of Man United referees are failing to produce when it matters.

“We gave Mark Clattenburg an opportunity to send off their goalkeeper and award a penalty in the game against Manchester City,” he explained.

“He failed to take his chance so Jesús Gil Manzano started the next game.

“Yet he completely ignored the collective value of my squad by allowing Feyenoord to win.”

Despite the 3-1 defeat against Watford, Mourinho was less critical of referee Michael Oliver’s performance.

“He made some individual mistakes, but we can work on those in training,” he said

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