In a fresh jibe at old nemesis Arsene Wenger, Jose Mourinho has hit out at the Arsenal manager again. This time he has claimed that the Arsenal boss has “failed” as a manager and that there is more pressure on him[Mourinho] because he is a specialist in winning. This time Mourinho said that he is held in a higher standing than the Arsenal boss and the Premier League’s other managers because of his past winning record.
‘The Special One’ stated that Arsene Wenger had not made his team champions despite being at the helm for so long, “The Arsenal manager hasn’t won a championship in 14 years. I haven’t won a championship in 18 months. He, in 14 years failed to build a team to be champion,” quipped Mourinho.
"I’ve been here for four months. And the demand (to win) is only for me and not for others”, he added
This comes shortly after both the sides met in the Premier League at Old Trafford and Mourinho was vocal about how United were the better team and deserved to win the game although Arsenal did clinch a draw after Olivier Giroud scored late in the game.
Wenger’s last Premier League trophy for Arsenal was in 2004 who have won three FA Cups since then. Mourinho however, in the same amount of time has lifted the Premier League trophy thrice with Chelsea, numerous trophies with Inter Milan (notably the Serie A title and the Champions League) and a La Liga title with Real Madrid.
Mourinho added that it was perhaps because of this that he always under pressure to win, “It must be because of the career I’ve made. Because I got to the clubs and always won right away.” said the Manchester United boss.
He further cleverly hinted that his current club need to give him time, “And this is a more difficult reality, because it is an extremely difficult competition, with teams being prepared for a lot longer, with excellent players, with excellent coaches.” he continued.
“Manchester really live in a period that needs stability.”
“A stability that the club wants to give me, a stability that the club gives me, a stability that the fans give me, but that the press does not accept very well.”
While it is certain that Mourinho’s record speaks for itself, he does find himself under pressure at Manchester United with many his signings not performing up to their expected levels. United find themselves in 6th place after 12 games on 19 points, 9 points behind leaders Chelsea.
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