Jose Mourinho has never been the sort of manager to receive a warm welcome from opposition fans… and tonight’s Manchester derby has proved no different.
Mourinho’s side have travelled to the Etihad in what is being considered a must-win game for both sides, as United and City both fight it out for the Champions League places.
And with that in mind, we’ve already seen quite a feisty contest, with Nicolas Otamendi getting an early albeit mis-timed tackle in on United forward Marcus Rashford – much to Mourinho’s displeasure.
The City fans were of course quick to pick up on the Special One’s reaction and broke out in a chant of “f*ck off Mourinho”.
However, this isn’t the ex-Chelsea boss’ first rodeo and he reacted coolly with a cheeky wave to the City faithful:
“F*** off Mourinho” chant #mcfc fans. He waves back.
— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) April 27, 2017
"F*** off Mourinho!" chant City fans after he protests about Otamendi foul on Rashford. He responds with a little wave.
— Tom Williams (@tomwfootball) April 27, 2017
Mourinho responds with a wave to City fans verbally abusing him. Water off a duck's back #mufc
— Stuart Mathieson (@StuMathiesonMEN) April 27, 2017
Whether the Portuguese will be quite so friendly after the final whistle is of course a different story.
However, with the score currently 0-0 and with United possessing one of the quickest counter attacks in the Premier League, Mourinho might just fancy his chances.