Manchester United scraped past Crystal Palace with a 2-1 win at Selhurst Park on Wednesday night.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s late goal secured a vital three points for Jose Mourinho’s side, but once again, one of the main talking points was Marcos Rojo’s poor tackling.
The Argentine was lucky not to be sent off the weekend before last against Everton, and he made a similar two-footed challenge on Wilfried Zaha.
The defender is doing very well to avoid a suspension, but Mourinho doesn’t seem to be fazed.
Instead, he’s backed his player, though he refused to be drawn on the tackle itself.
“He is playing phenomenal. He’s playing really well,” he told Sky Sports.
“He’s a clean player, he’s aggressive in his nature, Argentinean, he’s emotional, but very clean.
“I didn’t comment on David Luiz on Marouane Fellaini, I didn’t comment (Danny) Rose on (Henrikh) Mkhitaryan, I’m not going to comment on this one.”
If the Portuguese does have any private concerns about Rojo, it’s not as if there’s much he can do about it.
Eric Bailly was forced off shortly after half-time with another knee injury, and while Mourinho revealed it’s not a recurrence of the problem he suffered against Chelsea, it still means he’s going to be short at the back once again.