Jose Mourinho aims subtle dig at Man Utd ace Bruno Fernandes after Spurs win

Jose Mourinho has aimed another dig at Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes after Tottenham’s latest win.

The Portuguese manager saw his side move back into the top three with a 3-0 win over Leeds.

Son Heung-Min grabbed the second goal of the day, latching onto Harry Kane’s through-ball for his 100th goal at Spurs.

But the boss appeared to take the chance to take a dig at Fernandes’ goals from the penalty spot when he assessed the Korean’s achievement.

Speaking after the win in north London about Son, Mourinho said: “I think we all have to explain to people the person he is, too.

“To get the Puskas award, to be scoring 100 goals for Tottenham and to be maybe in the top three Premier League scorers without penalties.

“Some players score 10 goals a season on penalties and I'm not speaking about Harry Kane, by the way.

“I'm so happy for Son.”

Fernandes has scored 15 penalties since start of last year when he arrived at Old Trafford, making a total of 26 goals and 17 assists in 2020.

It has seen the midfielder earn praise as the best player in the league ahead of Manchester City star Kevin de Bruyne.

But United’s former manager has not been a fan of the 26-year-old, criticising him last summer.

Ahead of season starting in September, Mourinho said: “Bruno came in, was fit, played very well, improved the United team and also proved to be a great penalty taker, one of the best in the world, because he had about 20 to score.”

Fernandes used another opportunity from the penalty spot to hand United a 2-1 win against Aston Villa, joining Liverpool on 33 points at the top of the Premier League table.

Mourinho’s successor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said after the game: “He wants to take the penalties and that's the first thing.

“He is never afraid of missing. He has been very safe and is a confident man on the spot.”

Fernandes’ form for United has put him on the same level as club legend Andy Cole, coming close to the former forward’s incredible stat.

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