Mourinho’s latest comments on Arsene Wenger are becoming very old and boring!
Last weekend was a special fixture in the Premier League campaign, with two old title charging clubs in England coming face to face in the league. Both sides have had their periods of glory and even though in present day, neither may be quite as competitive as the times this fixture is remembered for, it is still a very important match in the domestic league calendar.
In addition to the normal hype surrounding the match, the introduction of Jose Mourinho as United boss this season has meant that there was another arguing point between the two clubs. Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho have a longstanding history, with Le Prof still failing to have beaten his counterpart in the league.
It’s a terrible record for Arsene Wenger to have, but a record that nobody besides Mourinho is particularly interested in talking about. Although it is a big talking point for the fans and the media on the day and in the build up to the match, post-fixture you would expect the two managers to not come head to head until the next fixture between the two. Mourinho however is becoming quite famous for his comments about Arsene Wenger and Arsenal, and after Saturday’s 1-1 draw, the Old Trafford boss was quick to make yet another consecutive comment about Wenger.
Mourinho said after the fixture: “I said yesterday at the press conference. The Arsenal manager hasn’t won a championship in 14 years. I haven’t won a championship in 18 months. He, in 14 years, failed to build a team to be champion. I’ve been here for four months. And the demand is only for me and not for others. It must be because of the career I’ve made, because I got to the clubs and always won right away.”
Mourinho also added that the 1-1 draw this weekend, felt like he’d finally been beaten by Arsene Wenger in the league, after seeing his side disappointingly throw away a harshly contested win against the Gunners.
If I’m honest I think quite literally everybody is bored of Jose’s comments on Arsene Wenger now, so much so that it doesn’t even seem the phase the Gunners boss anymore. Wenger and Mourinho have had a few heated moments in their respective careers and at times we’ve seen Wenger become greatly affected by Mourinho’s antics. But now, with the ‘special one’, no longer seeming quite as special as he once did, his comments about Arsene Wenger have become quite frankly very old and boring. The comments are on the same basis every year and the ‘antics’ aren’t getting either side riled up for the match. Mourinho constantly talks about Arsene Wenger’s obsession with him, yet Mourinho is the only one to consistently talk about the matter. When was the last time Wenger had a dig at his opposing manager?
Mourinho may admittedly be the more glorified of the two in recent times, with the Portuguese manager having most recently lifted the Premier League trophy in 2014. However he’s now at a United side that’s looking less than impressive under his management, after a summer spree of over £150 million. Arsene Wenger on the other hand has a bright side, that is looking eager to get back on the biggest of playing stages in competitive club football.
Time to call it a day on the comments Jose?