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Mourinho questions England and Maguire over theatrics against Colombia

9:32 AM MYT 05/07/2018
Harry Maguire England World Cup 2018
The Manchester United boss was unimpressed by the Three Lions' antics during their World Cup win over the South Americans

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was surprised by England's antics against Colombia, criticising defender Harry Maguire for diving.

England progressed from the last-16 clash at the World Cup, winning 4-3 on penalties after the 1-1 draw in Moscow Tuesday .

But there were eight yellow cards shown during a tempestuous encounter and it was the approach of Gareth Southgate's men that surprised Mourinho.

The Portuguese tactician singled out Maguire, accusing the Leicester City defender of diving to try to win a penalty.

"The negative thing for me was the fact… I think there is exaggeration on theatre by the players," he told Russia Today .

"I was surprised to see central defenders like Harry Maguire, normally he is a very honest guy, diving in the attacking box asking the referee for VAR.

"Every team has lots of diving, lots of pretending, lots of putting pressure on the referee.

"The game loses quality… and for me that was the negative point."

Colombia received six of the eight yellow cards for the game, including one for Wilmar Barrios for an apparent headbutt on Jordan Henderson. 

The Liverpool midfielder took plenty of criticism for his reaction to the incident, with some drawing comparisons to Neymar's reaction after being stepped on by Mexico's Miguel Layun