Tuesday 12 December 2017

Watch: 'If you don't know football, you shouldn't have a microphone in your hands' - Mourinho storms out of TV interview

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and Hull City manager Marco Silva and (inset) he storms out of interview
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and Hull City manager Marco Silva and (inset) he storms out of interview
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and Hull City manager Marco Silva
Zlatan Ibrahimovic looks frustrated during tonight's game at Old Trafford
Kevin Palmer

Kevin Palmer

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho appeared to point an accusing finger at Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp in angry post match interviews following his side’s 0-0 draw against Hull at Old Trafford.

Klopp screamed in the face of the fourth official after his keeper Simon Mignolet saved a late penalty in Tuesday night’s Premier League game against Chelsea, before later claiming he said “no one can beat us” in his moment of anger.

Yet Mourinho hinted that he is working under much tighter disciplinary guidelines, after claiming he was threatened with a touchline dismissal as tensions mounted and his side dropped two points against Hull.

“Don’t ask me questions I cannot answer,” he told TV reporters after the game.

“You know clearly I am different. The rules for me are different. I am different in everything. I watch my team from the hotel. I was forbidden to go to the stadium.

“I don’t want to speak much. I am not criticising Hull City.

“A team in their position, every point is gold and they tried to see what they could do, what they were allowed to do. They got the feeling and once they realized what the limits were, they did it.

“I don’t want to speak much because I pay lots of fines. I pay much more than others.”

He then seemed to turn his attentions to Klopp, as he hinted the Liverpool manager is getting away with more on the touchline than he might.

“For example yesterday, one manager was told by the fourth officials, I love your emotion and because I love your emotion, no problem,” he continued.

“I was told today sit down or you have to go to the stands. On the pitch more of the same. I don’t want to talk much about it because I don’t like to pay fines.

“They don’t like my emotion, but what is happening this season is not for me to think about it.”

Mourinho was also critical of his players as they failed to make the most of their chances in a disappointing performances, as he picked out Juan Mata for special criticism after his poor miss,

“You simply have to tell the truth. You will be doing a public service I think,” he added.

“Tell the truth. If that means you say Manchester United didn’t play well in the first-half, so be it.

“We are very disappointed. If you don’t win the games, you should be disappointed. We had great chances to score and we should have won. It was a very important game.

“I did not see any chances where it was difficult for the goalkeeper, it was not a good save from Juan Mata, it was a bad finish. Some saves he made for the cameras.”

Meanwhile, Mourinho walked out of his BBC TV interview, telling the reporter: "If you don't know about football, you shouldn't have a microphone in your hands."

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