Earlier this week, Jose Mourinho took a risky swipe at his fellow Premier League managers by saying they "cry" when their players get injured.
Manchester United are currently without Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Marouane Fellaini and Marcos Rojo, but Mourinho insists he won't shed a tear about their absences.
"I never speak about injuries," he boldly claimed. "Other managers, they cry, they cry, they cry when some player is injured. I don't cry.
"I think the way to do it is to ignore the players that are injured, is to focus on the players that are available. It is to give confidence to the players that are available.
"But if I want to moan and cry like the others, I can cry for the next five minutes. Ibrahimovc, Pogba, Fellaini, Rojo - I can cry but I don't, so we do it with what we have."
Mourinho's comments were always going to provoke a reaction from at least one of his counterparts and, surprise surprise, that man ended up being Antonio Conte.
Speaking ahead of this weekend's set of fixtures, the Chelsea boss clearly felt Mourinho's comments were aimed at him and described them as "stupid".
He responded: "I think these are stupid things. For me, this is a stupid subject. A stupid issue. It's fun to see your interest in this. I'm surprised about this, honestly.
"I think every coach, every manager has to talk about his job, about himself, about his team, about his players. Not the other (team's players)."
Mourinho has never been one to shy away from controversy and on this occasion he couldn't help but make a subtle dig at his rivals.
It actually paints the Portuguese as a bit of a hypocrite, because there have been several occasions throughout his United tenure when he's 'cried' about losing players.
He even once said: "We cry because we have two important injures in two amazing guys." Check it out.
MOURINHO'S A HYPOCRITE
Awkward. Clearly Mourinho has forgotten about all the times he bemoaned having so many players on his injury list.
Not that he'll care, what with Ibrahimovic set for a return to action before the close of 2017.
Mourinho claims Zlatan has been working "so, so, so hard" in United training and could be fully recovered by December.
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