Why was Jose Mourinho so humble in victory?
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5th March 2013. Today José Mourinho was embarrassed to win.
Having become the manager of the first side to beat Manchester United at Old Trafford in 2013, Mourinho openly said he thought the Red Devils were unlucky.
"The best team lost, but this is football. I didn't see the red card (of Nani), but the best team lost," he said.
This could have been taken as a slight consolation, but it wasn't felt by any of the United players, or staff. This was confirmed when Sir Alex Ferguson didn't attend the post match interview, instead replaced with assistant Mike Phelan, who stated he left behind " a distraught dressing room and a distraught manager".
Both José and Cristiano Ronaldo (scorer of the winning goal at the Theatre of Dreams) both stated they though United were unlucky, but it was Mourinho's comments that stirred up a fuss between United fans.
Does this finally demonstrate he wants the United job, once Fergie's managerial career comes to an end, or was it simply good sportsmanship?
It seems a very easy thing to say once the game is won, but the almost embarrassed nature of Mourinho in his post match comments suggests there's more to the words than first thought.
Have your say below, was it just an off the cuff comment, or was there a different meaning behind the words?
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