Jose Mourinho has said that he is receiving unfair treatment as compared to the other Premier League managers.
Manchester United’s topsy-turvy season took yet another turn as they were held to a goalless draw against bottom side Hull City at Old Trafford. Red Devils manager Jose Mourinho named a strong starting eleven and the United fans were hoping to see a demolition job from their team.
However, the Tigers frustrated the hosts and were resolute defensively. At times when United managed to open them up, goalkeeper Elden Jakupovic kept his side in the game by pulling off magnificent saves from start to end.
Manager Jose Mourinho cut a frustrated figure down the touchline and was seen bickering with the officials when a certain decisions did not go his side’s way. The former Chelsea manager brought in Jurgen Klopp’s incident where the German was seen shouting in the face of official Neil Swabrick.
Klopp apologised for his behaviour after the game and said the official told him: “No problem, I like your passion.” Mourinho believes that the altercations would have been far more severe if he was the guilty party.
“You know clearly I am different. The rules for me are different. Yesterday a fourth official told a manager: ‘I enjoy very much your passion.’ Today, I am told to sit down or I am going to be sent to the stand,” said the United boss.
“Tell the truth. It is as simple as that. You will be doing a public service, I think. If I speak I am punished. I don’t want to be punished,” Mourinho told the journalists at the press conference.
The United manager has already served two touchline bans this season and was on the cusp of receiving his third marching orders on Wednesday. His first offense was in October when he badmouthed Anthony Taylor prior to his side’s game against Liverpool.
He was then on the receiving end of another touchline ban when he was seen kicking a water bottle is frustration during United’s home draw against West Ham in November.
By his recent statements, Mourinho may have avoided receiving another ban. However, he is walking on thin ice with his constant criticism of his fellow managers.