Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho took a moment during his post-match press duties to praise West Ham’s recruitment team for finding centre back Issa Diop this summer, calling the France Under-21 star ‘a monster’.
The Red Devils fell to an embarrassing 3-1 defeat to West Ham at the London Stadium on Saturday
Diop, who was signed by West Ham for a £22m from Toulouse in the summer was a key part in a resolute defence on Saturday, allowing the visitors just four shots on target.
Personally Diop made two tackles and five clearances in the match, as well as dominating in the air. The 21-year-old’s display drew praise from the opposition manager.
“(Diop had a) fantastic match,” Mourinho told BT Sport. “Congratulations to the scout that found a 21-year-old kid Diop – a monster who dominated in the duels.”