Sunday 18 March 2018

WATCH: Mourinho is asked to sign a Chelsea shirt....his reaction says it all

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho
Photo: Action Images via Reuters
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: Action Images via Reuters
Jose Mourinho keeps a watchful eye on his players during Manchester United's training session at Shanghai Stadium yesterday. Photo: Reuters
Kevin Palmer

Kevin Palmer

New Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was asked to sign a Chelsea shirt by a devoted fan in China - and his response will go down well with his new employers.

Mourinho was sacked by Chelsea last December after a disastrous start to the Blues defence of the Premier League title and he has offered few comments on his departure from the Stamford Bridge club in the months since.

Now that he has made his high profile return to the game at Old Trafford, he was handed a very public test of his new loyalties when a cheeky Chelsea fan asked him to put his signature on a Blues shirt.

As this video clip confirms, the Portuguese tactician politely declined the offer, sparking plenty of annoyance from Chelsea fans on Twitter.

His act of defiance is likely to be greeted with a very different reaction among his new fans, with United supporters certain to be delighted by Mourinho’s stance as he happily signed a host of United shirts in China.

It will be fascinating to see how the most successful manager in Chelsea’s history is received when he returns to Stamford Bridge for the first time as Man Utd manager in late October.

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