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Jose Mourinho Enjoys Cheeky Exchange With Bruno Fernandes

Jose Mourinho Enjoys Cheeky Exchange With Bruno Fernandes

Jose Mourinho didn't have the last laugh against his former side Manchester United on Friday night but he did have a chuckle following a conversation with Bruno Fernandes.

Steven Bergwijn put Spurs 1-0 ahead in the first half, as Mourinho welcomed his former club to the Tottenham Hotspurs Stadium for their first visit, thanks to David de Gea's error.

It looked like that would be enough to separate the two sides, before Fernandes continued his impressive start to life in the Premier League by scoring a penalty, and the game finished 1-1.

Just 10 minutes before the spot kick Mourinho was spotted in conversation with United's most recent signing, smirking as he chatted to the Portugal midfielder.

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Fernandes was the best player on the pitch, certainly for United, but his endeavour looked like it wouldn't be enough for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team.

It took the introduction, and an error of judgement by Eric Dier, for the visitors to win a penalty with just nine minutes of the game remaining.

The former Sporting man stepped up and slotted home the spot kick, scoring his third goal in just six games for the club to go along with three assists.

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Fans have been excited by the prospect of the two midfielders playing together and after the match Fernandes spoke about their connection.

A win for Spurs would have taken them up to sixth and just one point behind rivals United, with fifth place potentially enough to qualify for next season's Champions League.

The draw means that Mourinho's side haven't won any of their past seven matches in all competitions, a run that has seen them get knocked out of the FA Cup and Champions League.

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Mourinho wasn't happy with either the penalty decision, for Fernandes' equaliser, or another penalty decision that went against his side initially but was overturned by VAR.

The result did neither team much good in their pursuit of Europe's elite club competition next season with Spurs next facing London rivals West Ham on Tuesday.

United come up against fellow top four rivals Sheffield United on Wednesday, but Chris Wilder's team could be above them by kick off depending on their result against Newcastle United at the weekend.

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Who do you think will finish in fourth and fifth? Let us know in the comments.

Topics: Spurs, Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba, Football News, David De Gea, Jose Mourinho, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United, Premier League, Roy Keane

Ryan Sidle

Ryan is a writer for SPORTbible. He covers all sport from football, formula one, cricket, rugby, tennis, athletics, mma and wrestling. He obviously hates YOUR football team and has no interest in synchronised swimming.

 

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