Jose Mourinho is the master of the dark arts... but he was unwise to offer his views on referee Anthony Taylor
Sir Alex Ferguson used to regularly pressurise referees before games, both publicly via his press conferences and privately with small comments pre-match directly to referees.
Ferguson certainly wasn’t alone in these mind games; Arsene Wenger would prefer to wait in the tunnel at half-time to vent his anger at you.
These tactics largely went unreported but now managers are instructed not to make comments about the referee before a match and so Jose Mourinho was unwise to offer his view on Anthony Taylor’s appointment for this clash with Liverpool.
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