Jose Mourinho’s at it again! United Manager continues with his controversial statements

Jose Mourinho's at it again! United Manager continues with his controversial statements

HIGHLIGHTS

⚬ Mourinho’s antics on the touchline not appreciated

⚬ Paul Scholes and Rio Ferdinand criticise Jose

⚬ Mourinho tries to deflect with emphasis on CL Record


Jose Mourinho has been the torch bearer for controversies over the last few Seasons and the United Manager continued saying statements that enrage fans and pundits alike. 

Mourinho’s Constant statements deviating from the Team’s performances and talking about his personal achievements in the past is getting on the nerves of Manchester United Legends, Rio Ferdinand and Paul Scholes. The Red Devils were honestly lethargic, lacked drive in their game against BSC Young Boys on Tuesday, the last minute winner from Marouane Fellaini ensured United got the win and Mourinho could continue being his cocky, self-absorbed self.

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Jose Mourinho was Criticised for not talking about his team’s Performance and having a constant urge to talk about his achievements in the Past almost behaving like a certified Glory hunter. Some people believe that this is an attempt at one of his famous mind games and in some skewed Reverse Psychological manner, Mourinho is trying to motivate his players into performing better while others feel its just Jose’s ego and extreme sense of narcissism reflecting at the surface.

Mourinho’s statement about his personal achievements in the Champions League have been doing the rounds.

“For some of my lovers, I just want to say for the ones that like stats: 14 seasons in the Champions League. 14 times qualified through the group phase. The season I didn’t play Champions League I won the Europa League.” 

Now, this statement expectedly angered Rio Ferdinand and Paul Scholes, both believed that Mourinho’s comments constantly glorifying his past cannot forgive him for his present. United are a Club in transition and Jose Mourinho needs to ensure that they’re competing on all fronts.

Paul Scholes Said 

“It’s always ‘I’, ‘I won the Champions League, I won the Europa League’. Last time I looked football was a team game.”

 

Similarly, Rio Ferdinand didn’t hold back either, 

“What he’s done is taken it away from the poor performance and brought it back to himself, which is understandable if you want to take it away from that aspect of the game, but why do that? Just look at your team. Your team are not playing the way they’re expected to play. They’re not entertaining us. I can’t sit here and say this team is entertaining us.”

Mino Raiola adds fuel to fire: Pogba’s Super agent takes a dig at Paul Scholes

Mino Raiola adds fuel to fire: Pogba's Super agent takes a dig at Paul Scholes

Things have gone from bad to worse at Manchester United, From a bad Transfer window to the loss against Brighton & Hove Albion to Jose Mourinho’s complacency. Now Paul Pogba’s Super Agent, Mino Raiola has taken to Twitter to criticise his Client’s Club, Manchester United and is openly taking digs at Club and England Legend Paul Scholes. Raiola’s “Twitter rant” came after Scholes said this after the 3-2 loss against Brighton “As a midfield player for Manchester United, your job is to get the ball to your best players who can hurt the opposition. There’s a lack of leaders in the team. That’s why we thought Paul Pogba might be the ideal candidate to be that leader but he wasn’t there tonight.”

Raiola reacted to Scholes’ comments with a couple of fiery Tweets:

Raiola’s criticism of Scholes becomes even more absurd considering his Client Paul Pogba criticised his own performance against Brighton “We did not deserve to win,” the Frenchman further added “The attitude we had was not like we wanted to beat them. They had more hunger than us. I put myself first, my attitude was not right enough. We keep trying and pushing, and it is going to be a big lesson for us.”

It’s pretty evident from Raiola’s tweets that he believes Pogba should leave Manchester United and we can’t help but wonder whether the Pogba to Barcelona Rumours were fuelled by Raiola in order to push for a move. Manchester United will be hoping all this Negativity around the club subsides soon and Paul Pogba remains a Manchester United Player at the end of the European Transfer Window on the 31st of August.

Manchester United will probably have to think twice before they do any business with Mino Raiola’s clients in the future or may even refrain from doing any business with him whatsoever. Like Sir Alex said “There are one or two football agents I simply do not like, and Mino Raiola is one of them. He is a sh*tbag.” Couldn’t have said it any better than SAF.