Jose Mourinho Takes a Swipe at Arsene Wenger After Reaching EFL Cup Final

Jose Mourinho Takes a Swipe at Arsene Wenger After Reaching EFL Cup Final

Jose Mourinho watched his Manchester United side reach their first cup final under his stewardship tonight – but still couldn’t resist having a sly dig at Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger afterwards.

United saw off Hull City at the KComm Stadium, losing 2-1 on the night but progressing 3-2 on aggregate, and they’ll now play Southampton at Wembley in the final in March.

But rather than focusing on the positives, or his side’s performance, Mourinho sought to make a point of taunting Wenger, following the Frenchman’s recent disciplinary problems.

Speaking to Sky Sports after the final whistle, via the Metro, he said: “I just want to say congratulations to my players because it was a difficult road to be in the final – and we are in the final.

“I don’t want to say anything else, it’s enough, I’m calm, I behaved on the bench, no send off, no punishment, so no more words.”


The reference to behaving and being sent off was a thinly-veiled dig at Wenger, who was sent to the stands during the weekend’s win over Burnley, before appearing to push the fourth official during a heated argument.

What do you make of his comments? Is he being a bit childish, or is it just classic Mourinho?

Let us know in the comments section below…



In this week’s show, Daniel is joined by regular writers Connor Boylan and Stuart Hynd as they recap the Scottish Cup weekend, Mark McGhee’s devastation, Ian Cathro’s awkwardness, the transfer window and a shed full of bouncy balls:

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