Jose Mourinho says he feels “unlucky” because of refereeing decisions going against Manchester United.
Referee Craig Pawson waved play on as the ball appeared to strike Maya Yoshida’s hand in Southampton’s 0-0 draw at Old Trafford on Saturday, United’s fourth consecutive game without a win.
Mourinho believes it is the third occasion United have not been awarded a clear penalty, following incidents against Manchester City and Leicester City.
“I feel unlucky,” said Mourinho, speaking ahead of United’s trip to Everton on New Year’s Day, live on Sky Sports Premier League. “But unlucky in football you have to change, which is what we try to do.
“When I speak about three big decisions, penalties in matches where a penalty, and a possible goal, makes a huge difference, I want to say unlucky because it is what I feel.
“I could be here now with a bias theory, which I’m not going [to do] at all, because honestly I’m happy with the referees’ performances in these matches, and [they] were just unlucky decisions.
“You have to be bias against us to say the penalty against City, against Leicester and against Southampton were not penalties.”