Arsenal fans and the football world will have been surprised and shocked this week after Jose Mourinho reacted badly to something Arsene Wenger said, NOT. The only real surprise was that the mouthy Portuguese pillock did not descend into his typically offensive name calling and restricted himself to suggesting that it was unethical for Wenger and Jurgen Klopp to be talking about Manchester United and the ridiculous amount of money they are said to be set to pay for Paul Pogba, as reported by the Evening Standard.
Mourinho moaned, “I don’t like to speak about other clubs, or about players from other clubs.”
Really, Jose? I seem to recall you doing just that quite a few times in the past.
He went on, “Other managers like to do that. They like to speak about my club and my players.
“I am very pragmatic on this. The only thing that matters for me is what happens in my house, not in the house of my neighbours.
“Pogba is a Juventus player until officially he isn’t, so we stay like this.
“I only speak about us. I heard already two of my colleagues from other clubs speaking about us. I do not like that. It is not ethical.”
You mean ethical like blaming and bullying one of your female staff? Or maybe gouging one of the opposding tem’s coaches in the eye from behind? That sort of ethical?
And there was more, as he complained further, “There are things that when I do (them), it is not ethical but when others do (that), nobody says that and everything is normal.
“But the reality is I don’t speak about the others. They can do what they want.”
Sounds to me as though poor old Jose is feeling a bit hard done to and perhaps even a bit vulnerable and sensitive. That is why I think it is a good time for Wenger to carry on this war of words. Before I thought it was a distraction and it was always Wenger that got more distracted, but after his troubles of last season coupled with the immense pressure he is under at Old Trafford, I reckon the tables have turned.
Would you like to see Wenger keep pecking at Mourinho, ethical or not?