Wednesday 28 September 2016

Watch: Man United's farcical pre-season tour summed up in one stupid question directed at Jose Mourinho

Published 25/07/2016 | 14:55

BEIJING, CHINA - JULY 24: Manager Jose Mourinho of Manchester United speaks during a press conference as part of their pre-season tour of China at Olympic Sports Centre Stadium on July 24, 2016 in Beijing, China. (Photo by John Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)
BEIJING, CHINA - JULY 24: Manager Jose Mourinho of Manchester United speaks during a press conference as part of their pre-season tour of China at Olympic Sports Centre Stadium on July 24, 2016 in Beijing, China. (Photo by John Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)

Yesterday's press conference probably ranked among the most grating of Jose Mourinho's career - and that is saying an awful lot.

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Firstly, the media room in Beijing had to be cleared out due to the extreme sauna-like conditions that made it uninhabitable.

Then the Manchester United manager was escorted out to the pitch, where he was forced to address hordes of journalists in a less than ideal press conference setting.

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And finally, he had to deal with this question.

The proud Portuguese man was asked whether he was 'happy' that his nation had ended their major tournament drought at Euro 2016.

For weeks Jose Mourinho has been playing nice in public as he starts his Manchester United career, but his response to this 'brilliant' query was pure Special One.

I bet the reporter who asked the question didn't feel brilliant after being on the receiving end of this response.

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