Man United news: Jose Mourinho HITS BACK at Chelsea fansby William Odinga 13/03/2017 20:04:00 0 comments 1 Views
Jose Mourinho hit back at Chelsea fans who branded him a Judas on Monday night by claiming he's still the club's No 1 manager.
The Special One was subjected to taunts from the fans who used to worship him during Monday night's fiery clash.
He responded by holding up three fingers - in reference to the three Premier League titles he won during his two spells as boss at Stamford Bridge.
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho was taunted by fans who once worshipped him
Mourinho was not particularly amused by those who taunted him on the sidelines at Chelsea
The former Chelsea manager signals with his fingers the number of title wins at the club
And Mourinho said: 'They can call me what they want. I am a professional. I defend my club.
'Until the moment they have a manager that wins four Premier Leagues for them, I'm the No 1. When they have somebody who wins four Premier Leagues for them, I'll be No 2. For this moment, Judas is No 1.'
Mourinho was sacked midway through last season after a sorry start to their Premier League campaign.
But the Portuguese defended his performance during the final months of his reign, by suggesting he could have led Chelsea to Champions League glory last season.
Mourinho applauds the United fans who made the journey to Stamford Bridge on Monday
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'We spoke about the fact we are playing in Europe and our opponents aren't,' said the United boss.
'You know, our opponents could (have been playing in Europe). I left the club last season in the Champions League, winning the Champions League group, in the knockout phase playing the second leg at home.
'If they won the Champions League last year, they'd be playing in Europe this season. It's not my fault.
'It's the ones that stayed here and didn't win the Champions League. What I share with them is that we didn't have a good Premier League, and I share responsibility with that.'
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