Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has taken a dig at Arsenal, their fans and opposite number Arsene Wenger after Sunday’s 2-0 defeat to the London club.
Mourinho said that Arsenal fans ‘deserve some joy’ with Arsene Wenger recording his first ever league win against a Mourinho side.
Manchester United made eight changes to the game ahead of their semi final clash with Celta Vigo in the Europa League, but despite Sunday’s defeat Mourinho looked to have enough in the tank to have a dig at his hosts, he said: “”Finally I leave this stadium with Arsenal fans happy. It’s the first time I’ve see them smile, I’ve see them enjoy it. And they deserve it because they are an amazing club, and the amazing fans also deserve some joy.
“It is the first time I’ve left Highbury or the Emirates and they are happy. I left Highbury they were crying, I left the Emirates, they were crying. They were walking with their heads low, so finally they sing, the scarves, it’s nice for them, honestly. It’s a big club.
“Do you think I enjoy the fact that a big club like Arsenal are not winning trophies? Honestly I don’t, but today I tried to win.”
The Portuguese manager also turned his attentions to Wenger, he added: “Arsene Wenger is not a small manager, he is a big manager, so to have that record of not losing so many matches against him is not normal. Normally it’s win, lose, draw, but I really don’t care about it,” he added.
“Today there were no problems, we shook hands before the game, we shook hands after the game, and during the game I didn’t like what I never like – he puts too much pressure on the fourth official all the time.”