🏆 PL Awards: José's Diss Track, Teenage Kicks and Wembley bromance

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Dan Burke

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It might have been a truncated Premier League weekend dominated largely by talk of a European Super League, but we still found the time to hand out some awards.

And there’s a couple of bonus FA Cup awards thrown in too.


Diss Track of the Weekend Award

Ahead of the weekend, Paul Pogba gave an interview in which he made no secret of his dislike for his former Manchester United boss José Mourinho.

“Once I had a great relationship with Mourinho, everybody saw that, and the next day you don’t know what happened. That’s the strange thing I had with Mourinho and I cannot explain to you because even I don’t know. So, yeah,” said Pogba.

Mourinho was then asked about Pogba’s comments after Tottenham’s 2-2 draw with Everton on Friday night. And this is what he had to say …

We’d hate to see José’s face if he did care what Pogba thought about him.


Reaction of the Weekend Award

You can always rely on Newcastle’s Allan Saint-Maximin to deliver the goods on Twitter, and his reaction to Joe Willock’s late winner against West Ham on Saturday was priceless.

If you’re reading this Phil Foden, that’s why players shouldn’t hire PR companies to run their social media.


Bromance of the Weekend Award

Perhaps we should have known not to expect a high-intensity FA Cup semi-final at Wembley on Saturday when Pep Guardiola and Thomas Tuchel came out of the tunnel wrapped in each other’s arms.

There’s clearly a lot of mutual respect between the two coaches and it’s lovely to see.

Whether they will be quite so convivial if Chelsea and Manchester City meet in the Champions League final remains to be seen.


Awkward Moment of the Weekend Award

On Saturday night, Sheffield United’s 1-0 defeat to Wolves saw them officially relegated from the Premier League with six games to spare.

Amid all the European Super League talk on Sunday, some argued that the Big Six should be docked points for their transgression.

But even if those clubs were all docked a whopping 30 points, poor Sheffield United would still be propping up the table.

Oh dear.


VAR farce of the Weekend Award

Compared to last week, there wasn’t much VAR nonsense to get our backs up this weekend.

Except for this douchebaggery at the Emirates on Sunday, of course.

If the European Super League comes with a no VAR guarantee, we might just be tempted to rethink our stance on it.


The Teenage Dream Award

Mason Greenwood is a special talent and he showed why with two more goals to add to his collection in Manchester United’s win over Burnley on Sunday.

And how about this for a stat …

He only needs another 227 goals to match Rooney’s all-time United record. You wouldn’t bet against it, would you?


The Layup of the Weekend

We’re going to assume Kelechi Iheanacho didn’t mean to play a one-two with Southampton’s Jannick Vestergaard when he scored Leicester’s winning goal in Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final.

But he did it, it worked, and the Foxes can now look forward to their first FA Cup final since 1969.

Nice.