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Jose Mourinho 'speaking the truth' about difference between Man Utd and Man City goes viral

Daniel Marland

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Jose Mourinho 'speaking the truth' about difference between Man Utd and Man City goes viral

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Jose Mourinho once broke down the difference between Manchester United and Manchester City and fans think he 'spoke the truth'.

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'The Special One' was United manager between 2016 and 2018, winning the Carabao Cup and Europa League in his first season.

His second campaign saw him guide the Red Devils to second behind Pep Guardiola's City, who won the Premier League title with 100 points.

That same year saw United knocked out of the Champions League by Sevilla and Mourinho embarked on his famous 'Football Heritage' rant.

One of the things he addressed in the 12 minute diatribe was the turnover of City's squad compared to United and the players they had recruited.

"In the last seven years the worst position of Manchester City in the Premier League was fourth," he continued. "In the last seven years, Manchester City was champions twice and if you want, say three times. They were second twice. That's heritage.

"Do you know what is also heritage? [Nicolas] Otamendi, Kevin De Bruyne, Fernandinho, [David] Silva, [Raheem] Sterling, [Sergio] Aguero. They are investments from the past, not from the last two years."

With United rock bottom of the Premier League table after two defeats in their opening two game, Mourinho's words ring true.

Erik ten Hag has only been able to sign Tyrell Malacia, Christian Eriksen and Lisandro Martinez and he's reportedly 'irritated'.

Ironically, Mourinho went on to name three United players he would be leaving for the next manager to use.

He continued: "One day when I leave, the next Manchester United manager will find [Romelu] Lukaku, [Nemanja] Matic and [David] De Gea from many years ago.

"They will find players with a different mentality, quality, background, with a different status, know-how.

Mourinho and de Gea embrace following victory over West Ham United in 2017. (Image Credit: Alamy)
Mourinho and de Gea embrace following victory over West Ham United in 2017. (Image Credit: Alamy)

"The reality is that some clubs were ready to win. Other clubs are not ready to win. One thing is to go for the jugular and another is to build a different process."

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replaced Mourinho at the end of 2018 and would go on to sell Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan the following summer.

Nemanja Matic has since linked up with Mourinho at Roma and David de Gea remains first choice goalkeeper at Old Trafford.

Fans have reacted to Mourinho's harsh words and they're starting to agree with him.

Someone commented: "Where they play, how they play, if they play. This is deep."

Another put: "People were onto him for getting second and winning two trophies."

While a third said: "Mourinho saw the problems before anyone else."

Topics: Jose Mourinho, Manchester United, Premier League, Manchester City

Daniel Marland
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