Jose Mourinho suggested he isn’t given enough respect in English football as he couldn’t resist another swipe at long-time rival Arsene Wenger.
As the Manchester United manager prepared to face one of his great modern rivals Arsene Wenger as Arsenal come to Old Trafford in the Premier League on Saturday, Mourinho claims the Frenchman is afforded a respect that he himself doesn’t get.
Wenger has never beaten Mourinho in the Premier League but the United boss said:
‘I think Mr Wenger is given great respect and I don’t think I am.
‘My last Premier League title was 18 months ago. Not 18 years.
‘But I don’t think I get that respect.
‘It’s not because of this that I do or don’t sleep well at night. I just follow my way.’
Mourinho’s team have been inconsistent so far this season and the Portuguese heads in to his game under some pressure.
But he said:
‘I want to win my ninth league title and my fourth in England.
‘I am at the club where I want to be, it’s as simple as that.
‘When I was sacked at Chelsea last season I had lots of offers.
‘I could have been working one week after. I could have been working at some of the biggest clubs in Europe.
‘But I waited. I want to be champion at every club I work at. I want to do that at Manchester United.
‘I want to win here. I didn’t sign a one year contract, I signed for three.’