Jose Mourinho has enjoyed a near-perfect start to his Manchester United tenure.
As well as securing the services of several world-class players, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba, the Portuguese coach has also been delivering results.
He won the Community Shield against Leicester City earlier this month and has since secured victories in all three Premier League matches played so far, against Bournemouth, Southampton and Hull City.
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However, The Sun have published an, erm, ‘interesting’ story about a bust-up involving Mourinho and builders working at the club’s Aon Training Complex.
According to the report, which you might want to take with a pinch of salt, Mourinho ‘flipped’ at the workmen last week and even ‘pinched’ one of the builders’ shovels.
Mourinho lost the plot with the builders
New pitches are currently being installed at the training ground and Mourinho is understood to have grown angry after workmen used training cones and flagpoles to mark their site.
A source told The Sun: “The installation is causing friction for Jose because of the amount of people and mess. He marched on to the building site and ordered them to stop ‘taking my stuff’.”
The 53-year-old then reportedly ‘stormed off with a spade’ after shouting: ‘If you take things of mine, I will take things of yours.’
The report adds that the contractors are apparently “furious” at Mourinho because of his petulant behaviour.
It’s certainly an odd, if not slightly amusing, story from The Sun.
The incident clearly didn't affect Mourinho
But the incident - if, indeed, is true - clearly didn’t affect Mourinho’s preparations heading into Saturday’s match against Hull City.
United were rewarded for their dominance by scoring a 92nd-minute winner through second-half substitute Marcus Rashford.
Manchester United fans: is there anything in this story about Jose Mourinho or is it all nonsense? Have your say by leaving a comment below.
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