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Video: Jose Mourinho Went Full Rafa Benitez With This 12 Minute Rant

Video: Jose Mourinho Went Full Rafa Benitez With This 12 Minute Rant

Jose Mourinho attempted to defend Manchester United’s humiliating Champions League exit to Sevilla this afternoon, as he delivered a bizarre 12-minute rant about the club’s recent lack of success.

Mourinho, clearly still furious after seeing United lose 2-0 to the La Liga side at Old Trafford, immediately went on the defensive with a passionate speech after taking his seat.

And what he said is sure to divide supporters.

The United manager brought a series of notes with him, which he refereed to throughout his response, in a statement which bore a close resemblance to Rafa Benitez’s now famous rant from 2009.

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Mourinho included reference to the positions in which both Man United and Man City have finished in the Premier League since 2013, while also highlighting how both sides have fared in European competition.

The message was pretty clear, the Portuguese is at the club to change their fortunes amidst what looks like becoming a hugely successful decade for City.

Luckily, MARCA staff writer Chris Winterburn was on hand to transcribe Mourinho’s comments via his Twitter account:

Fair play to Chris for keeping up with the whole thing!

Does Mourinho’s outburst hint that he’s struggling with the pressure of being United manager as he stares down the barrell of a season without any real silverware?

Or should his comments be perceived as a battle cry to try and rally supporters during a difficult period?

Either way, Rafa would be proud!

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