After Manchester United’s 3-2 win over Newcastle on Saturday, Jose Mourinho had some very interesting things to say, as always.
Jose Mourinho complained that he and his side were victims of a ‘manhunt’ and that he will soon be getting the blame for the ‘rain andBrexitt’.
‘I find it laughable, I was sitting here half laughing at that’
However, after hearing the comments made my Mourinho, United legend Rio Ferdinand has branded him ‘laughable’.
While appearing as a pundit on BT Sport, Ferdinand stated:
“I don’t know where ‘wickedness’ and ‘manhunt’ come from.
“I don’t know what he’s talking about.
“Because if you see something on the football pitch, you talk about it. He’s the Manchester United manager. Man Utd’s manager doesn’t go unnoticed – win, lose or draw. There’s going to be scrutiny.
“When you sign up to become Man Utd manager, you do not sign up to have it all your own way. Especially if things are going wrong.
“If things are going wrong, you’re going to be under intense scrutiny, that comes with this job. That’s in the small print somewhere.
“We’re not sitting here wanting Man Utd to do bad, we want Man Utd to perform like they did in the second half.
“And if Mourinho can come out and say I’ve seen that type of performance – that hunger, that desire, that commitment that he’s talking about – many other times this season, then he’d be wrong. He’d be lying to say that. It hasn’t been there at all.
“What are we meant to say? Something else? Are we meant to say, ‘oh it’s been good, it’s been OK, he’s all right, he’s going to get through it’?
“You say what you see, you can’t expect anything different. And to sit and moan and [say] ‘oh they’re hunting me’ and ‘it’s wickedness’ … I find it laughable, I was sitting here half laughing at that.”
Man United vs Newcastle
Given some of United’s recent displays, it is hardly surprising that some of the media and fans have been on a ‘manhunt’ towards Mourinho and the squad.
United are currently 8th in the table and are already seven points off top spot.
Man United have also suffered some very bad results this season.
They have lost to Brighton and West Ham, they have also drawn with newly-promoted Wolves.
Mourinho’s side were also knocked out of the League Cup by a Championship side.
So, it is hardly a shock that Manchester United have been receiving so much criticism in recent weeks.
After the international break, United will face Chelsea in what will no doubt be a very tough game for The Reds.