Why Mourinho Aimed A Three-Finger Gesture At Juventus Fans

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Old Trafford hosted a phenomenal Champions League match-up on Tuesday night, as Manchester United and Juventus, two juggernauts of European football, locked horns in the group-stage encounter.

The home side lost the game 1-0, as Paulo Dybala’s sole strike in the first half proved enough for the visitors to take away all three points.

An interesting incident occurred during the final minutes of the game, however, when the Red Devils’ manager was bombarded with some banterous chants from the Juventus supporters.

Fans of the Turin-based outfit aren’t too fond of Jose Mourinho, mainly due to the success he achieved whilst at the helm of Inter Milan during his stint in Italy.


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As the game approached the full-time whistle, Juve fans allegedly sang the Italian equivalent of “You’re getting sacked in the morning” at Mourinho, which eventually prompted a response from the man himself.

The Portuguese tactician simply reacted by holding up three fingers towards the away camp, referencing the glorious treble he won with Inter back in 2010.

When asked about his interaction with the traveling fans after the game, Jose replied: “They are not in love with me, the hardest time for them was our treble.

“For players and technical staff, [head coach Massimiliano] Allegri and [chairman Andrea] Agnelli, I have total respect: they are super polite and friendly.”