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Mourinho Deluded Over His Premiership Past

The 2006-2007 season was a great one for Manchester United. We had been written off in the summer, with Chelsea destined to win a third title (didn’t anyone tell them that they’d never win three in a row?), and our club well and truly in decline. Our second placed finish and League Cup win from the season before wasn’t enough to prove we could compete with Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea.

But something wonderful happened. We won 5-1 on the opening day of the season, the supposed World Cup enemies, Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney, combining brilliantly and showing there were no hard feelings, and kept that winning attitude all season. We lead from the top all season and secured our status as Champions two weeks before the end of the season. This meant Mourinho’s men had to endure the humiliation of giving a Guard of Honour to a mainly second-string United team. I took great pleasure in watching John Terry and John Obi Mikel applaud the likes of Kieran Lee, Chris Eagles and Dong on to the field! Still, for all their trying, they couldn’t beat us, and with United fans holding

The following season, Mourinho got sacked a few matches in, after his team were booed off the park by a half empty stadium. Sir Alex Ferguson went on to win the league again that season, as well as the European Cup, whilst Jose sat around jobless.

It seems when Mourinho reflects on his time in the Premiership, he forgets about his last season. Clearly a painful memory that he feels the need to block out.

“Yes Manchester United are the best team in England, but you have to ask how good has the Premiership been since I left?” said Mourinho. “Manchester United have won it with ease since I have gone because no manager has put a team together that can rival them. But my teams always rival Manchester United and Sir Alex knows that. They are a great team, but if I was at a top club in England I think the title race might have been a lot closer this year.”

The last time Mourinho was in a title race with United, he was below us all season, before losing out by eight points the day it was won, two weeks before the season actually ended. Don’t let things like facts get in the away of a good interview though, eh Jose?

“Chelsea have had no stability, Arsenal are nowhere and Liverpool threatened but I don’t think anybody really thought they were ever going to win it,” he continued. “I would not allow a team of mine to be so far behind. It is embarrassing in early March. Manchester United has a great squad, but are their players really that much better than Chelsea or Liverpool’s? I don’t think so. So something else must be the problem and somebody has to take responsibility for that. I beat Manchester with Chelsea and Porto. Now I am ready to beat them with Inter. I feel confident that if I had been at one of the big four clubs I would be close or maybe even above Manchester United.”

So I guess Mourinho has blocked John O’Shea injury time winner at Anfield out of his mind, as most dippers will have tried to do. That goal gave United another three points to take us TWELVE POINTS CLEAR. Chelsea had a game in hand, granted, but that was still a difference of nine points. Who’s embarrassed now, you prick.

About Scott

Scott is the editor of Red Matters - 50 Years of Supporting Manchester United and an author of Play Like Fergie's Boys and Not Nineteen Forever. He writes for ESPN, The Metro and Bleacher Report. Follow @R_o_M on Twitter.

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  1. Its in my blood says:

    Well said! I shudder at the mere suggestion of him at the helm at OT. Good manager,very good perhaps….but outstanding? NO! Bland boring football, no interest in youth, unable to dabble sucessfully in the transfer markets and most of all no recognition of any of the things that have set Utd apart from all others. So Jose, the England job is the biggest in the land eh? Enough said you muppet! United>England.

  2. debrabs says:

    He’s his own hype and propaganda machine and believes his own words. he’s a twat and I just hope we can dump them out on Wednesday.. Then we can sit back and laugh at the shite/excuses/lies/moaning….

    As for being a future United manager….

    Mourinhoooo are you listening…. FUCK OFF

  3. Ishaq Vally(South Africa) says:

    I hope this fuck dont come here

  4. doncobaino says:

    enjoyed the letter in FOOTBALL365- mourinho is a wab, but the man loves united, he loves us! i hope by thursday morning he is crying into his cornflakes as his beloved united put him out.

  5. Billy Meredith says:

    I suppose we should be grateful to Mourinho, for leaving the premiership wide open. He is so amazing! Imagine if he was still at Chelsea, all the trophies we’ve won over the past 2 n a bit seasons, would have gone to them.

    Thank you Jose, for giving us a chance.


  6. SULLY says:

    Can you imagine Sir Alex speaking like this twat about other clubs? Who on God’s green earth wants a certain cunt Jose Mourinho at the helm of the biggest club in the World. Mourinho, What a clown… What a loser.

  7. bruce thomas says:

    All comments absolutely SPOT ON, keep that mega-cunt out of OT, unless of course if he wants to bring one of his shabby teams here for a good spanking.

  8. King Eric says:

    Well said everyone and I can’t stress enough how much we need to hammer the cunts on Wed to shut the twat up once and for all.

  9. Kings says:

    Deluded cunt.

  10. Chris says:

    “Liverpool threatened but I don’t think anybody really thought they were ever going to win it”

    Didn’t Mourinho say (last summer) that he thought Liverpool would win the PL? Along with Keane and some other managers?

  11. denton davey says:

    BruceThomas: “mega-cunt” – a new level of invective. Well done, lad.

    Scott, you are getting a bit tedious with your rants about TheMoaner. Keep your powder dry for Thursday morning and then you can dance on his grave !

  12. confoundedbridge says:

    Okay, I’m gonna be a bit pedantic here: we were 12 points clear with two games in hand after we beat Liverpool at Anfield, and we won the title with a week to spare I believe; we beat City on the saturday, Chelsea drew to Arsenal on the Sunday, we played out the draw on the Wednesday at Stamford then the last round of games was the following Sunday.

    But essentially, this is all boring posturing from Mourinho. If I remember correctly, at the start of the 07-08 season, Chelsea went from being 5 points clear of us to 5 points behind us in a matter of weeks, and this was still while he was at the helm. Fergie and the team certainly won’t a give a damn about this comments.

    My only worry on Wednesday is our finishing. I’m certain Inter will not score more than one goal (a breakaway, a mistake, a moment of class from Ibra maybe) but we really need to stick our chances away. I don’t want a repeat of the semi last year.

  13. kaihnsn says:

    we can see how maurinho put himself bigger than the club wherever he goes. i dont want this man to manage united ever.

  14. King Eric says:

    I am a big fan of Berba but do we reckon SAF will go with Tevez and Wayne again? These two will tie the makeshift Inter defence in knots.

    Just can’t see him starting without Berbatov though. Scholes to start I reckon at the expense of Anderson.

  15. Cap says:

    “Manchester United have won it with ease since I have gone”

    Except we won by a larger margin the season before he was fired compared to last season (a season that was decided in the last game of the competition). Did FSW give him lessons in listing FACHTS?

  16. SteRDLK says:

    Mourinho is as deluded as ever I see. Would hate it if we got him to replace Fergie.

    Can I ask why people on here swear in almost every post?

  17. Its in my blood says:

    SteRDLK… its just a demonstration of how much TNSSO is not wanted by the Utd faithful. If we dont come out and voice it time and time again, we’re in danger of the press and Glaziers jumping on the Rio bandwaggon! Shout it from the rooftops! Better still, let Moan-rinho and everyone else know how the vast majority of the fans feel about him on Wednesday.

  18. bruce thomas says:

    @ SteRDLK

    If you’ve got a more appropriate word for Maureenho (other than ‘cunt’) that doesn’t involve swearing, then please divulge it now and help us raise the tone of our correspondence.

  19. King Eric says:

    Bruce – Spot on.

  20. Gary says:

    What is it with supposed grown men holding grudges like little girls? Mourinho is a wind up merchant and hes very good at it judging by everyones reactions on this site!

    I will say it again, name me a better man for the job to bring continued success to United when Sir Alex retires? I know idealy we would like a British manager, but apart from Martin O’Neill I cant see anyone else capable of handling the pressure at a club like United, Moyes has done an excellent job at Everton but hes just not big enough for United.

  21. Drew Vader says:

    I curse because it makes me feel cool and tough. And I want acceptance by my peers on the blog of course.

  22. james f says:

    What a clown! He desperately needs a lesson and he’ll get it tomorrow.


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