Erik ten Hag expressed his displeasure with the manner in which Diogo Dalot received a red card towards the end of the 0-0 draw against Liverpool.


When asked for his thoughts on the incident, the manager remarked, “If I say something about that… well, I’ll leave it. Maybe you can do it [say something about it]. You judge it. I will leave it with you.”


This comment from the Dutch manager is reminiscent of an iconic post-match statement made by Jose Mourinho. In a similar vein, Mourinho had once said, ‘If I speak, I will be in big trouble. I don’t want to be in trouble,’ following Chelsea’s 1-0 loss to Aston Villa in 2014.

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Ten Hag had valid reasons to be frustrated with the decision, as Dalot didn’t even make contact with the ball during the throw-in that led to his enraged reaction and subsequent sending-off.

Despite this setback, Manchester United managed to secure a crucial point, rebounding from two previous defeats.

Match Details:
Liverpool 0 – 0 Manchester United (17 December, 16:30, Anfield)

Liverpool XI: Becker, Tsimikas, van Dijk, Konaté, Alexander-Arnold, Gravenberch (Gakpo 61), Endo, Szoboszlai (Gomez 61), Diaz (Jones 78), Nunez (Elliott 78), Salah

Manchester United XI: Onana, Shaw, Varane, Evans, Diogo Dalot, Amrabat, Mainoo (Mejbri 82), Garnacho (Rashford 71), McTominay, Antony (Pellistri 82), Højlund

Nunez (21),
Mainoo (27),
Amrabat (35),
Endo (45+2),
Shaw (88),
Rashford (90+2),
Diogo Dalot (90+4)