A clearly disgruntled Jose Mourinho cut short his BBC post match interview on Wednesday night, after Manchester United’s ninth Premier League draw of the season, this time goalless with bottom of the table Hull City.
Although having dominated the match with 67% possession and with 15 shots compared to Hull’s 2, United were simply unable to find a way past Hull’s goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic.
This left the Portuguese boss fuming at his players, media and the double standards of referees, however he did point out that he didn’t blame his opponents who were fighting for their lives.
During the match at Old Trafford, Mourinho was increasingly irked by referee Mike Jones and his assistants and was told to sit down or risk being sent to the stands.
This follows what he believes to be double standards after an episode during Tuesday night’s match between Liverpool and Chelsea, where Jurgen Klopp was clearly seen shouting in the face of official Neil Swarbrick. After the Liverpool manager apolgised, Swarbrick simply replied, “I enjoy very much your passion, so do what you want to do”.
On the other hand, Mourinho has been sent off twice this season for kicking a water bottle and for protesting a penalty decision.
“I don’t want to speak much because I pay lots of fines,” said Mourinho
“I pay more than others, much more than others. For example yesterday one manager was told by the fourth official ‘I love your emotion and because I love your emotion, no problem’.
“I was told today ‘sit down or you have to go to the stands’ and on the pitch a bit more of the same.
“They don’t like my emotion, but I think what is happening this season is not for me to speak about.”
Mourinho also stormed out the post match interview after being asked what had upset him about Jones’ officiating, to which he replied to the questioner, “you should not hold a microphone if you don’t know football”.