Jose Mourinho Takes Latest Jibe At Manchester United Star Bruno Fernandes
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Jose Mourinho has taken another dig at Bruno Fernandes' penalty scoring record for Manchester United, after the midfielder's latest goal on Friday night.
On New Year's Day his penalty against Aston Villa earned United three more points, and brought up his 15th goal from the spot since moving to Manchester.
Following Spurs win over Leeds United on Saturday, which saw Son Heung-min bring up his 100th goal for the club, Mourinho couldn't help but find time to take a dig at his former side.
Asked about the South Korean's milestone for the north London side, Mourinho said, "I think we all have to explain to people the person he is, too.
"To get the Puskas award, to be scoring 100 goals for Tottenham and to be maybe in the top three Premier League scorers without penalties.
"Some players score 10 goals a season on penalties and I'm not speaking about Harry Kane, by the way.
"I'm so happy for Son."
"We understood how they could hurt us, and how we could hurt them."
"Sonny and Harry are doing special things this season."
Jose Mourinho is happy with his side's impressive win over Leeds, even if it doesn't look like it :white_circle:
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With Mourinho being so specific about his little dig not being about Son's fellow Spurs forward Kane, not that he would be taking shots at his other star, it seems pretty obvious it's a dig aimed at his fellow countryman Bruno.
It's not even the first time that Mourinho has been involved with the former Sampdoria midfielder since he moved to the 57-year-old's previous club, in fact it's the fourth.
Before the midfielder even moved from Portugal the 'Special One' made a cheeky reference about the signing even happening, with Spurs also linked.
9 - Since the start of February 2020, Bruno Fernandes has scored nine penalties in the Premier League - two more than any other player. Formality. pic.twitter.com/FF2pkA3iji
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The two had words back in June when United played Spurs in their first game back following the hiatus in football due to Covid-19.
Fernandes scored from the spot that day but it wasn't until after he'd shared a conversation with the opposition manager, that caused the two time Champions League winner to crack up.
And finally in July, the former Porto boss made a joke about how many penalties Bruno had taken, saying, "Bruno came in, was fit, played very well, improved the United team and also proved to be a great penalty taker, one of the best in the world, because he had about 20 to score."