ROY KEANE HAS slammed Jose Mourinho over fixture complaints and questioned if he is fit for the job as Manchester United manager.
Mourinho suggested that their fixture schedule proves that United have ‘lots of enemies’ and that they will pay the price and ‘probably lose’ Sunday’s game at Middlesborough — United’s fourth game in 11 days.
“We have lots of things going against us,” the Portuguese manager said in his post-match interview following their Europa League win over FC Rostov last night. “Fatigue has a price. They [five teams ahead of United in Premier league table] don’t know what fatigue is.”
Keane was having none on the ITV Sport panel afterwards: “I’ve never heard so much rubbish in my life. Why do we have to listen to that garbage? It’s just utter nonsense what he’s talking about.
“He’s manager of Manchester United the biggest club on the planet, the squad he’s got, the players. And he keeps moaning about fixtures and fatigue.
“We were just looking at some of the cup draws they’ve had. They’ve had an easy ride in the cup — some good draws, a lot of home draws.
The guy’s talking absolute nonsense, I’ve never heard so much rubbish in my life. Maybe the club’s too big for him, he can’t deal with all these demands of the matches.
“What matches? Man United reserves could have won that match tonight. I’m sick to death of him.”Source: Hibberts Daily Sports/YouTube
The Ireland and United legend wasn’t too impressed with the whole situation surrounding Marcos Rojo eating a banana during the match either.
It wasn’t the fact that the player ate during play, but rather the way Mourinho went about it.
“I wasn’t shocked or surprised that the player was looking for some sort of food, but I think they made it a bigger drama than what it was. The fitness coaches could have come with it, the medical staff. He’s passing it on to Ashley Young.
“I think that was all staged, without a shadow of a doubt.”
“He’s talking about the player collapsing. That was easier than a training session, a good tough training session of 11 v 11, and he’s talking about players collapsing? What rubbish.”
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