Jose Mourinho has called himself ‘the worst manager in the history of football’ in a sarcastic swipe at critics, following the torrid time he has endured the last one week.
Mourinho will lead his Manchester United squad out against champions Leicester in the Premier League tomorrow and when asked about the game he turned the question around to take another swipe at his detractors.
“I think it’s obviously very difficult to retain the title – not for Leicester, for everyone – history says that,” he said during Friday’s press conference.
“Not many teams during the Premier League history they could do that.
“One of the teams was, of course, Manchester United, another one was some team managed by the worst manager in the history of football, but it’s really difficult.
“But the reality is I look at them and they are very good, they are very good.
“They won the Premier League because some of the big teams were not good enough last season, but they won because they were very good and they are still very good.”
Mourinho was angered by criticism of him following United’s three-game losing run, which was ended with Wednesday’s 3-1 EFL Cup win at Northampton and will be looking to get another win when they face the Foxes at Old Trafford on Saturday.