Manchester United legend and Irish, Roy Keane has launched a scathing attack on Jose Mourinho after the Portuguese complained of fixture congestion.
The Manchester United’s manager complained of his team playing 11 games in six weeks. He also complained of playing on Monday in the FA Cup and on Thursday in the Europa League against Rostov and then coming back to play on Sunday noon. He further went on to say playing these matches on these days means they have “enemies”.
The Republic of Ireland’s assistant manager also questioned whether the ex Chelsea manager is up to the job labelling Mourinho gripes as “”utter nonsense” and even going on to say United have had an easy ride in the cup competitions.
He told ITV Sport;
“I’ve never heard so much rubbish in my life. Why do we have to listen to that garbage?
“It’s just utter nonsense what he’s talking about. He’s manager of Manchester United, one of the biggest clubs on the planet. The squad he’s got… and he keeps moaning about fixtures and fatigue.
“We were just looking at some of the cup draws they’ve had. They’ve had an easy ride in the cups; some good draws and a lot of home draws. The guy’s talking absolute nonsense. I’ve never heard so much rubbish in my life.
“Maybe the club’s too big for him. He can’t deal with all these demands at the match. What matches? Man United reserves could have won that game tonight. I’m sick to death of him.”
Jose Mourinho gave a banana to Marcos Rojo in their Europa league game on Thursday as the Argentine was appeared to have been suffering from fatigue and when Keane was asked his view on that, he said;
“He’s talking about the player collapsing. That was easier than a training session. Eleven against eleven on the training pitch; that was easier than that.
“And he’s talking about players collapsing. What rubbish. I’ve seen players maybe get Jaffa Cakes passed onto the pitch, so I wasn’t surprised a player was looking for some sort of food.
“But I think they made a bigger drama than what it was. He’s got other staff. One of the fitness coaches could have come on with that, the medical staff. He’s passing it on to Ashley Young, and he’s passing it on.”