Following Manchester United’s victory over Crystal Palace on Sunday afternoon, Jose Mourinho, as usual headed down the tunnel and to the press room…for all of 17 seconds.
The Portuguese manager strolled into a virtually empty press room at Old Trafford with the club press officer, who asked the half a dozen unprepared journalists whether they had any questions. Ten seconds later the manager had left the room.
— B/R Football (@brfootball) May 21, 2017
Whether Mourinho was aware that most of the press were still out on the field of play or not remains a mystery so far. However, it once again proved that the United boss doesn’t need to do much to make headline news.
In what has been a less than impressive season at Old Trafford, United have failed to break into the top four, meaning that their Champions League hopes for next season rely on the Europa League final against Ajax on Wednesday.
Man United fans were divided over their opinion of “the shortest press conference of all time”…
@FullTimeDEVILS At least praise the young players. Stinks of arrogance this and I think he has let himself down.
— Gordon (@GordonOBY87) May 21, 2017
@FullTimeDEVILS Savage. Looks like Jose is very busy for the Final. No breaks…
— Supermanunited (@Supermanunited7) May 21, 2017
@FullTimeDEVILS TBH I think that was disrespectful what the 'press' did for not turning up. Jose is Def gonna get them for that.
— Mike Wakombo (@mikewakombo) May 21, 2017
— PJay (@pjvailmac) May 21, 2017
— Richard (@ricky_red_manc) May 21, 2017
Just seen the footage of Mourinho's press conference, it's literally this. pic.twitter.com/v4yBEuPXUn
— BWP (@BlessedWithPace) May 21, 2017