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'I want to be polite with you but your question is a bad question': Jose walks out of BBC interview

The Manchester United boss was quizzed about refusing to shake Mark Hughes’ hand at full-time.

Image: Nick Potts

JOSE MOURINHO WALKED out of a post-game interview with the BBC after he was quizzed about refusing to shake Mark Hughes’ hand at full-time.

Manchester United were held to a 2-2 draw by Stoke City at the bet365 Stadium and afterwards, following a number of questions about how the game went, commentator Steve Wilson asked Mourinho about what happened with his opposite number at the end of the match.

“You know…I want to be polite with you and I prefer not to answer the question because your question is, really, a bad question,” Mourinho replied.

“It’s really a bad question because it looks like it’s my fault, it’s my problem and your question is not correct, I’m sorry.”

Mourinho then walked out.

Stoke City v Manchester United - Premier League - bet365 Stadium Source: Nick Potts

Wilson also spoke to Hughes about the incident, who suggested an in-game exchange may have been the root cause of Mourinho’s irritation.

“I seem to get involved in ‘Handshake-Gates’”, Hughes joked.

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“There’s quite a few on my CV. Maybe it’s my fault. I’m not quite sure why he didn’t want to shake my hand. I don’t think there was any real issue. There was a time when he came in my technical area and I told him to get out but apart from that…maybe that’s what upset him.”

It’s not Mourinho’s first tetchy post-game experience with the Beeb.

Back in February, he walked out of another interview with Martin Fisher after United’s scoreless draw at home to Hull. And, two months later, he was involved in another exchange with Conor McNamara after a scoreless draw against West Brom.

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