Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has taken a swipe at Manchester City star Sergio Aguero ahead of Sunday’s derby showdown at the Etihad Stadium.
Aguero, City’s all-time leading scorer, was criticised heavily by Mourinho after a 0-0 draw with United at the Etihad in April 2017.
Man. Utd midfielder Marouane Fellaini was sent off for a headbutt on the Argentina international, with Mourinho suggesting the striker’s reaction had been over-dramatic.
Mourinho was quick to pay tribute to Aguero’s qualities as a goalscorer before United’s latest clash with City, but he dropped a strong hint that he believes there is a dark side to his game.
He said: “I only fear when I play against him. I admire him because of his fantastic qualities.
“There are little things in his game that I am not a big fan of, but the numbers speak by themselves. The number of goals he scores.
“It is not about scoring for one season, it is about scoring goals in your career. It is about scoring goals in a different league, like the Spanish league. Clearly, he is a goalscorer all over the world.”
Asked what it was about Aguero he was not a fan of, Mourinho responded: “I keep (that) for me.”