Manchester United were dumped out of the FA Cup in rather controversial fashion on Monday night, when Chelsea beat the Red Devils by a 1-0 scoreline. However, the game was marred somewhat by an incident between Jose Mourinho and the fans who used to adore him so much.
As the game wore on, the blues faithful began to sing chants to the self-proclaimed Special One, claiming he’s a ‘Judas’ for leaving to join Manchester United. Our boss responded in spectacular fashion, by gesturing with three fingers (representing the three league titles he won there).
Now, a former player who has represented both Manchester United and Chelsea has had his say; Ray Wilkins. The midfielder has come out and leapt to the defence of Jose Mourinho, stating that the Chelsea fans should show a little bit more class to the Portuguese coach who gave them so much.
“I just wish our Chelsea supporters, and I’m a Chelsea supporter, showed a little bit more class to Jose Mourinho,” said Wilkins, as per Sky Sports News.
“People will naturally be thinking: ‘Hang on a second he was demonstrating stuff on the touchline against Chelsea’. Well yes, he was but now he’s employed by Manchester United. Chelsea relieved him of his post.”
“If we actually remember what he’s done for our club, and I say our club because I’ve been a Chelsea man since I was 10 and a half, he’s worked miracles there.”
“He’s a good bloke but he’s a football man, he wants his club to win. I just thought the other night against Manchester United they didn’t show him the respect he merits.”
Wilkins is absolutely spot on here. Jose Mourinho literally turned the Stamford Bridge side into the perennial winners that they are today. Without him, I wouldn’t be surprised if they were still wallowing in mid-table mediocrity.
I understand that football is a fickle game, but their supporters have to remember that Chelsea sacked him. Jose would likely still be there now if they didn’t relieve him of his duties.
Anyway, as a Manchester United fan, I’m overjoyed they chose to let him go. He’s now our boss, and we’re looking like a side who are moving in the right direction again. He seems to be thoroughly enjoying his time here as well, if the picture below is anything to go by.
— OldTraffordFaithful (@OTFaithful) March 15, 2017