Mick McCarthy Response To Graeme Souness After Jose Mourinho Criticism Is Hilarious
Manchester United, more specifically Jose Mourinho, have endured a roller-coaster start to the season to say the least.
There was even talk of Jose getting the sack no matter the result of their home fixture against Newcastle United last month, which The Red Devils ended up winning in dramatic fashion.
However, Mourinho stayed and United's fortunes seem to have taken a turnaround in the last month.
Last night, Jose's men completed a remarkable comeback against Serie A champions Juventus, which United's manager rather enjoyed.
At the final whistle, the Portuguese manager cupped his ear to the home supporters at the Allianz Stadium with a huge grin plastered across his face.
Jose Mourinho has got the Juventus fans and players rattled at full time! :grimacing:
He's enjoyed that one A LOT! pic.twitter.com/Gcmuyd3sDo
- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) 7 November 2018
Jose Mourinho on his post-match celebration: "In a beautiful Italian city they insulted me for 90 minutes, I didn't insult them, I just made a little thing. I respect Juventus, I respect their players, their manager. I'm really really proud of my boys." pic.twitter.com/lRpiYC8rgS
- Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) 7 November 2018
United fans were absolutely loving Mourinho's reaction at the final whistle.
Jose Mourinho is the biggest savage alive. Back from the dead. Never doubt this man. :clap: pic.twitter.com/FnJtpdKfMs
- SirAlexWay (@SirAlexWay) 7 November 2018
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However, one man who wasn't entertained by Mourinho's antics was Graeme Souness.
While speaking as a pundit for Virgin Media Sport on Wednesday night, Souness explained why he believed Jose's celebration crossed the line.
"No, he could cause a riot, that's what it would. The Italians have just lost and he is remonstrating with supporters. The Juve players get involved with him, You can't do that."
Souness' co-pundit for the evening, Mick McCarthy, suggested that Souness didn't have much room to talk.
The former Republic of Ireland manager replied to Souness, stating,
"I don't think you and I can sit here and pontificate about Jose Mourinho when you have stuck the flag in the middle of the pitch in Turkey and I've had an over-exuberant celebration at Norwich."
Graeme: "He could've caused a riot."
Mick: "You've stuck the flag in the middle of the pitch in Turkey!"
Different views on Mourinho's celebration :joy::joy::joy:. #VMSport pic.twitter.com/5eX0HrjErD
- Virgin Media Sport (@VMSportIE) 7 November 2018
The incident McCarthy is referring to occurred in 1996, when Souness was managing Turkish side Galatasaray.
After defeating fierce rivals Fenerbahçe 2-1 in a two-legged Turkish Cup Final, Souness took a Gala flag and planted it into the centre of the Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium, nearly causing a riot.
Souness saying Jose will cause a riot with his behaviour pic.twitter.com/gSYOesGPwz
- Ciaran Rigney (@Rigknee) 7 November 2018
To this day, depending on allegiances, Souness is loved or loathed in Turkey.
Mourinho has never been a stranger to iconic celebrations, so maybe one day we'll see him emulate Souness' flag, perhaps at the Etihad this Sunday? Who knows, anything is possible with Jose.
Featured Image Credit: Credit: PA + Ultras Action Youtube Channel