Category: Jose Mourinho

Man United finishing second is sad indictment of Premier League

With the Premier League season coming to an end, Manchester United clinched their spot in second place with 78 points. It’s the most points the Red Devils have earned since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013. Hats off to Mourinho for this accomplishment. But if a casual football fan sat down and watched an entire United match this season, they’d surely be scratching their heads or falling asleep. At the very least, they’d wonder how they finished so high in the table. It’s a straightforward query: How on earth did Manchester United finish in second place? Yes, they ... Read more

Mourinho admits Man City superiority, targets second

Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho said he will not hide from the obvious gulf between his side and champions-elect Manchester City ahead of Saturday’s eagerly anticipated derby meeting at the Etihad. Victory for Pep Guardiola’s side would seal the Spaniard’s first Premier League title after a season of dominance over their rivals. It would open up a 19-point gap between the two Manchester clubs and leave City on course to set a new record for the largest ever title-winning margin, currently held by United’s 1999-2000 team, who won the league by 18 points. Mourinho was uncharacteristically taciturn ahead ... Read more

6 reasons to keep watching the Premier League in April: Arsenal Edition

Editor’s note: We take a look at the best reasons to continue watching the Premier League in the month of April. Even though your team isn’t winning the league title, or could be going down, Rebecca Searleman takes a stab at keeping your interest with Arsenal at the core of her fan apathy. 1. Are we there yet? Manchester City may win the League against Manchester United on April 7. The outcome has been clear since November; however, the matter of when and to whom has remained a lingering mystery. For the Arsenal fan, the prospect of Pep Guardiola and ... Read more

Manchester United’s Mourinho taunts Chelsea in style wars

Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho took a swipe at his old club Chelsea as the Manchester United boss accused the Premier League leaders of lacking style. Mourinho’s side cruised to a 3-0 victory at Leicester on Sunday and he was quick to highlight the difference between the dominant United display and what he perceives as the more prosaic efforts of Antonio Conte’s men.  Frustrated by criticism of the cautious nature of his teams when he was in charge at Chelsea, Mourinho made it clear that he is unimpressed the way the Blues, currently nine points clear at the ... Read more

Frustrated Mourinho wants Manchester United goal rush

Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho wants Manchester United’s misfiring stars to put a smile back on his face by blitzing troubled Leicester on Sunday. Mourinho has cut a frustrated figure in recent weeks as his side delivered one punchless display after another. His anger boiled over following Wednesday’s goalless draw with lowly Hull when he stormed out of a television interview, criticised the referee and claiming the authorities punish him more severely than his managerial rivals. United are unbeaten in 14 league games, but seven of those have ended in draws, including the last three. Their 33-goal haul ... Read more

Mourinho vexed by Man United scoring problems

Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United’s players must give Zlatan Ibrahimovic more support if they are to make a serious challenge for Champions League qualification, manager Jose Mourinho said on Friday. Ibrahimovic has scored 14 of United’s 33 Premier League goals this season and many of them have been decisive, earning United no fewer than 15 points. No other player has scored more than four league goals and they were all off-target on Wednesday as relegation-threatened Hull City secured a 0-0 draw at Old Trafford. “In almost every team the striker is the top scorer,” Mourinho told a press ... Read more

Fuming Mourinho shows strain as Man Utd problems mount

London (AFP) – Jose Mourinho is under fire for his furious reaction to decisions that went against Manchester United in their controversial draw with Hull, but Phil Jones says his manager had every right to lose his cool. Mourinho was in a foul mood after referee Mike Jones failed to clamp down on what he saw as Hull’s time-wasting or show Tigers striker Oumar Niasse a second yellow card for a high challenge on Marcos Rojo. After storming out of a post-match television interview, he launched into an angry rant about perceived inconsistencies in a post-match press conference following Wednesday’s ... Read more

I am treated differently, complains Mourinho

Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has risked a new run-in with the English football authorities by claiming he is judged by a different set of rules to rival managers. He hit out at perceived inconsistencies in a cryptic post-match press conference after seeing his side held to a goalless draw by Hull City at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Wednesday. Mourinho seemed angry at referee Mike Jones’s failure to clamp down on what he saw as Hull’s time-wasting or show visiting striker Oumar Niasse a second yellow card for a high challenge on ... Read more