We’d feel sorry for Jose Mourinho after Manchester United’s 4-0 defeat to Chelsea in a parallel universe, but given the Portuguese boss’ track record, you can forgive us for enjoying the meltdown surrounding the two-time Blues boss in the wake of the latest defeat.
If Manchester United fans thought last Monday’s drab 0-0 draw with Liverpool was unimpressive, then yesterday’s crushing defeat to Chelsea took things up a notch further and Mourinho, having spent £150m in the transfer window over the summer, has had his fair share of criticism.
The most eye-catching story regarding Mourinho following the Red Devils’ latest defeat comes from alleged comments made to opposing manager Antonio Conte at full-time, where he accused the Italian boss of ‘humiliating’ his travelling side.
Mourinho to Conte at final whistle: “You do that at 1-0, not at 4-0. At 4-0 it’s humiliating". Conte had been urging fans to make more noise
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) October 23, 2016
Mourinho’s choice of words was fair, with United’s performance certainly humiliating, but Mourinho moaning about someone’s touchline etiquette is the perfect analogy of the pot calling the kettle black – as his track record does not paint him as a saint of Premier League football.
During his time at Chelsea, Mourinho became renowned for his antics and ‘mind-games’ but it’s clear he doesn’t like it when the table has turned – but Twitter was quick to point out the obvious irony of the United boss’ comments.
Mourinho complaining about everything he did at Chelsea – mocking, counterattacking, and humiliating people. Irony of the year.
— Dami (@TheChelseaWay) October 23, 2016
So Mourinho told Conte 'Don't celebrate like that, it's humiliating for us'. This coming from the guy who did this at the Nou Camp… pic.twitter.com/ApMN8DYDeZ
— Raj Singh Chohan (@rajsinghchohan) October 23, 2016
Humiliating? That word came out of Mourinho's mouth? Same man who's humiliated Wenger the most with his words and deeds? Time!
— Veronica Commey (@VeronicaCommey) October 23, 2016
Mourinho doesnt want conte celebrating at 4-0 up as its humiliating yet has no problem beating his chest when his tactics cost lfc the title
— John (@CocaKoIo) October 23, 2016