Jose Mourinho addressed the press on Friday looking more like someone who had been down the pub all day than a football manager and he had some typically idiotic things to say.
The Manchester United boss hinted that the club’s newest signing will happen soon and anyone with half a brain cell knows this signing is Juventus’ Paul Progba. The deal is reported to be worth around £100m. Ridiculous money and an amount that numerous managers, not just Arsene Wenger and Jurgen Klopp, have criticised.
However, as usual, Jose didn’t let those pesky things called ‘facts’ get in the way.
“I only speak about us,” Jose said, desperately trying to push his lengthening nose back in.
“I heard already two of my colleagues from other clubs speaking about us. I do not like that. It is not ethical.”
For starters, not only is the former Chelsea manager ignoring the fact that numerous managers the world over think that paying that amount of money for anyone is foolish, he’s also being a huge hypocrite considering he previously slammed the Red Devils for the wages they pay Luke Shaw.
“If we pay to a 19-year-old boy what we were being asked for, to sign Luke Shaw, we are dead,” he said, back in 2014.
“We would have killed our stability with financial fair play and killed the stability in our dressing room.
“Because when you pay that much to a 19-year-old kid – a good player, fantastic player – but when you pay that amount of money, the next day, we would have had players knocking on our door.
“They would have been saying, ‘How is it possible I play 200 games for this club, won this and that, yet a 19-year-old comes here and gets more money than I get?’
“It would’ve killed immediately our balance and we couldn’t allow that. I don’t criticise another club for paying it. They can pay what they want. I don’t have any comment about it. But for my club we can say it would be very negative for us, especially when we can say Felipe is much less expensive. Sometimes you have to make decisions.”
I challenge anyone to argue that Jose Mourinho does not talk about other clubs and managers… isn’t that ALL he does?