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Mourinho defends decision to stop Lukaku from taking penalty against Benfica.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has revealed that it was his decision to prevent striker Romelu Lukaku from taking a penalty against Benfica.The Red Devils moved further in their quest to earn a qualification from Group A in the Champions League with a 2-0 win over group rivals Benfica at Old Trafford.Daley Blind netted United’s second from the spot, but only after Mourinho had told Lukaku he could not take it. The Belgian grabbed the ball after substitute Marcus Rashford has been brought down in the box.After Antonio Martial saw his first half penalty saved, the former Chelsea manager first gestured to Ander Herrera, and then Lukaku himself, that the  striker should pass the ball to Blind to take it.Mourinho already responding to a question about the penalty-taker in his TV interview, he then told a news conference: “I don’t understand why everyone asks me the same, I am paid to take decisions good or bad.“In the first half, the decision was bad. In the second half, I made another decision and I don’t see the drama. “The penalty-taker for this match was Martial, he was not even on the pitch for the second one. “Romelu wants to take, he has the personality and character to take the responsibility, Herrera was the same, but my decision was based on training in the past couple of days. The players respected my decision and that was it, end of story.”

Story By: Felix Okaijah

 

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