Mourinho claims United were denied two penalties in derby loss

Manchester United's Spanish midfielder Juan Mata (L) is greeted by Manchester United's Portuguese first team coach Silvino Louro (R) and Manchester United's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho (C) after he is substituted late on during the FA Community Shield football match between Manchester United and Leicester City at Wembley Stadium in London on August 7, 2016.  / AFP PHOTO / Ian Kington / NOT FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING USE / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has blasted referee Mark Clattenburg for failing to award his side two penalties in their 2-1 loss to Manchester City in the Manchester derby on Saturday.

City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo’s studs-up challenge on Wayne Rooney was waved away by Clattenburg, while Nicolas Otamendi’s handball was deemed unintentional as United lost their first Manchester derby of the season, and Mourinho is adamant they should have gotten two penalties.

“It was a penalty and a red card for (Claudio) Bravo. For sure outside the box it is a free-kick and a red card. Inside the box it has to be the same, but obviously even the best referees make mistakes,” Mourinho said after the game.

“The second one, (Nicolas) Otamendi, I think it’s a penalty.”

“You can tell me you think he has no intention. I think he has intention, because even though the arm is behind his body, he knows the cross is not going in his face, it’s going in his back.”

“We are very disappointed with the result, but I am very disappointed with two decisions of Mark (Clattenburg).”