Arsenal picked up their first three points after beating West Ham this weekend, but we did have the hardest start of any Premiership side with games against Man City and Chelsea. Man United, on the other hand, lost to lowly Brighton a week ago, and then Spurs inflicted Mourinho’s worst ever home defeat last night to leave them 3 places below Arsenal in the League.
Mourinho was at his arrogant best after the game, and walked out of the press conference after shouting Respect Respect Respect! The Portugese coach started by saying that United was the best team and didn’t deserve to lose and then then said he would only accept the judgement of the supporters. “But don’t lose your time. Today I had proof that the best judge in football are the supporters. They are the best judge.”
A Journalist immediately retorted: “But many of the supporters walked out!”
And this is how Mourinho replied: “I would do the same losing 3-0, taking two hours from here to the centre of Manchester. It is where I live and I know that after matches it takes two hours, I would do the same.
“We lost last season here against Sevilla and were booed because we deserved it, because we were not good. We were not dangerous enough, because Sevilla deserved to win the match.
“Today the players left the pitch after losing at home and were applauded because they deserved it.
“So, keep trying and trying and trying. And keep trying. Just to finish, do you know what was the result? 3-0.
“What this means? [Holds three fingers up] 3-0 – but also means three Premier Leagues and I won more Premier Leagues alone than the other 19 managers together.”
And walked out…
As a reader pointed out, Wenger also won three Premier League titles, but Mourinho branded him as an ‘expert in failure’.
The fact is that Mourinho has spent absolute fortunes in his two years at Old Trafford, and his two most expensive signings, Pogba and Sanchez, are playing like amateurs and he is still demanding more signings from the United Board. He may as well demand the board to sack him, because that is how he is acting right now. Mourinho’s luck has now run out and it is United who are in crisis. Arsenal, on the other hand, are on the rise and will be flying up the table in the coming weeks….