As Manchester United face Arsenal tomorrow, United manager Jose Mourinho reveals he’s not as respected as he should be in the English Premier League.
Mourinho and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger have had a heated rivalry since his days at Chelsea, and tomorrow is certainly set to be no different. With United however struggling in the league, the pressure is more on Mourinho to deliver a positive result.
The Portuguese tactician won the league 3 times with Chelsea, and in his pre-match press conference, claimed he wasn’t getting the respect that should come with that, comparing himself to Wenger.
Mourinho has never lost a Premier League game to Wenger, and tomorrow will be his first outing against Wenger for his new club.
“The records against any other manager being good or bad is not important,” Mourinho said.
“For me, the only thing that matters is what you get globally as a team. Our team’s results, our CV, if you want to go to that direction.
“In the Premier League, tomorrow is a match between the two managers with the best record in the Premier League.
“Sir Alex Ferguson isn’t here anymore. Tomorrow, I think between the two managers we are speaking about, I think (we have) six or seven Premier League titles (between us). I have three, he has three or four.
“Does that mean we should be respected, even in periods where our results are not the best? I think Mr Wenger has that respect from all of you, I don’t think I have, especially because my last Premier League title was 18 months ago, not 18 years ago.
“I don’t think I get that respect. But to be honest, I just follow my way because I want to win a ninth championship and I want to win a fourth Premier League.”