Even after Manchester United’s 1-1 draw against Arsenal at Old Trafford on Saturday, José Mourinho couldn’t stop highlighting Arsene Wenger’s title drought.
The Manchester United manager gave an exclusive interview to ESPN Brasil after the match, and given that his team played well, he was asked if he gets an unfair treatment from the English press.
Speaking to the reporter João Castello Branco, Mourinho said: “I said yesterday at the press conference. The Arsenal manager hasn’t won a championship in 14 years. I haven’t won a championship in 18 months.”
“He, in 14 years, failed to build a team to be champion. I’ve been here for four months. And the demand is only for me and not for others.”
Asked about what could be the reason he’s under more pressure than other managers, he told ESPN: “It must be because of the career I’ve made. Because I got to the clubs and always won right away. And this is a more difficult reality, because it is an extremely difficult competition, with teams being prepared for a lot longer, with excellent players, with excellent coaches.”
“Manchester really live in a period that needs stability. A stability that the club wants to give me, a stability that the club gives me, a stability that the fans give me, but that the press does not accept very well.”
José Mourinho now has a record of 19 matches in charge of Manchester United in all competitions. It’s been ten wins, four draws and five losses for him. The Red Devils are currently in sixth place of the Premier League table with 19 points.
The club are also in third place of Europa League’s Group A. A win against Feyenoord on Thursday could help Manchester United to surpass the Dutch side, but a loss could really spoil the chances of qualification.
Manchester United went ahead against Arsenal on Saturday with a Juan Mata goal, but Wenger’s side equalised right at the end through Olivier Giroud.
Jose Mourinho clearly won’t let go of Arsene Wenger’s title drought and there’s only one way the Arsenal manager is going to be able shut him up.