Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho critical of refereeing decisions against Manchester United

After referee Phil Dowd missed a double penalty shout for Chelsea against Manchester United, manager Jose Mourinho was critical of the match official’s performance, reports BBC Sport.

Chelsea finished the game with 10-men after right-back Branislav Ivanovic given a second yellow card, and the resulting free-kick led to Manchester United’s equaliser.

The Serbian defender and teammate John Terry were also both hauled down in the area following a first-half corner, but the referee failed to spot it.

“The red card, I saw that coming. If I have to speak, I have to speak about the penalty Ivanovic should have been given. I don’t want to speak even about throw-ins. If I want to speak I will speak too much – you know I will speak with my heart and get into trouble,” said Mourinho.

Ivanovic’s first yellow card was deemed very soft considering the magnitude of the game, and his second yellow card was also non-malicious. Chelsea picked up more than six bookings against Manchester United on Sunday, so they face a fine from the FA.

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