Jose Mourinho reacts to Jurgen Klopp criticism of Manchester United after 1-1 draw


Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp's stinging criticism of Manchester United has drawn a reaction from former Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho.

After the 1-1 draw at Old Trafford, in which Adam Lallana's 85th-minute strike canceled Marcus Rashford's first-half goal, Klopp expressed his disdain at United's playing style.

Red Devils boss' Ole Gunnar Solkjaer fielded a five-man defence to frustrate the league leaders and his plan worked to perfection as they dropped their first points of the 2019/20 Premier League season.

"I'm not the person who should be frustrated by Man United's style," Klopp said after the game, as per Sky Sports.

"It's just a fact, when we come here, this year, last year, year before, they just defend. That's how it is, that's OK, it's no criticism, it's just a fact. It's not the usual way you think United plays against Liverpool, you would think both teams are trying like this.

"Again, the quality, we are the one team everybody is on their toes when United plays against us. It's no excuse, we need to do better, we can do better, but you cannot play against each team like this, how they played today."

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And Mourinho, who frustrated the German with equal measure during his stint at the Theatre of Dreams weighed in on his straightforward opinion of the derby.

"He didn't like the menu," Mourinho said, as per ESPN. "He likes meat and he got fish. United, with the limitations they have at the moment, they played with five at the back, were solid and didn't give the chance of transition. Jurgen Klopp didn't like the menu.

"They [Liverpool] missed quality to play against a team with a low block. They have a fantastic record of so many victories. But they have limitations against teams with low blocks. They can smash opponents that play the way they want to play against.

"Jurgen clearly has frustrations. It's a fantastic situation for his team. But at Old Trafford -- which is a special place to win -- he [Klopp] never did it."