Jose Mourinho has claimed he does not get the same respect as Arsene Wenger, even though he is one of the most successful managers currently in the league
Wenger and Mourinho have shared one of the most intense rivalries between managers in recent times, with the two constantly verbally sparring and one one occasion even getting into a physical altercation with each other.
However, this time Mourinho wasn’t particularly taking a jibe and Wenger, but did think that he deserved as much respect as the Frenchman :
“Sir Alex Ferguson is not here anymore and tomorrow between the two managers we are speaking about I think six or seven Premier League titles, I’m not sure. I have three I think and Mr Wenger has three.” he said, according to The Guardian.
“Does that mean we should be respective even in periods where our results are not the best? I think Mr Wenger has that respect from all of you, I don’t think I have.
“My last Premier League title was 18 months ago not 18 years ago, I don’t get that respect to be honest.”
Mourinho has come under increasing pressure after his Manchester United reign has not started the way most expected it to.
The Portuguese manager also recently got into trouble with the FA after comments over Anthony Taylor and was given a one-match stadium ban for his abusive behaviour during the match against Burnley.
His comments on Shaw and Smalling – who was later revealed to have a broken toe – not playing through pain for their club were also slammed by PFA chief Gordon Taylor.
However, Saturday represents a good opportunity for Mourinho to kick-start Manchester United’s season.
Arsene Wenger has never beaten Jose Mourinho in the Premier League, and the Portugese will be hoping to continue that run when Manchester United host Arsenal on Saturday at Old Trafford.
When asked about that record, Mourinho had this to say :
“The record against any other manager being good or bad is not important for me,” Mourinho said.
“The only thing that matters is what you get as a team, our team’s results, our CV if you want to go in that direction and in the Premier League tomorrow is a match between the two managers with the best record in the Premier League.
Regardless of what Mourinho says, that record is not a coincidence and he will be going into this match with the confidence to get a result.