Jose Mourinho couldn’t resist another blow Manchester United Bruno Fernandez scored from the penalty shootout for the club.
The Tottenham The coach was speaking after striker Heung Min Son scored a century of goals in their 3-0 win over Leeds.
When asked about South Korea’s achievement, Mourinho seemed to be referring precisely to Fernandez – and the amount of penalty kicks he has scored since his transfer in January.
“I think we should all explain to people who he is, too,” he said.
“To get the Puskas Prize, to score 100 goals for Tottenham and may be in the top three Premier League Scorers without penalties.
“Some players score 10 goals a season on penalties and I’m not talking about Harry Kane, by the way.
“I’m so happy for my son.”
Fernandez has scored 15 penalties since moving early last year, including seven in all competitions this season.
It is not the first time that the former United manager has aimed his fellow countryman from 12 yards.
Speaking before the new season, about Fernandes, he said: “Bruno came, was fit, played well, improved the United team and also proved that he was a great penalty kick, and he is one of the best players in the world because he had about 20 to score.”
Mourinho then continued the point in September after complaining to officials about the size of the missteps in the Europa League match against FK Shkendija.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer went to joke about the accident and the Tottenham manager quickly responded.
“I understand that the goal dimensions for him are not important to him,” he said.
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“What was important to him were the dimensions of the 18-yard square.
“He will never accept to play with a 17-yard square. I think he would prefer a 22-yard square. For him that would be better.”
The Portuguese superstar had a great kick again on Friday as United took the level off Liverpool Top of the table with a 2-1 victory over Aston Villa.
About the midfielder’s record, Solskjaer said: “He wants to take penalties and that’s the first thing. He is never afraid of getting lost. He was very safe and he is a confident man immediately.”
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