Jose Mourinho won’t be a happy manager after Manchester United lost 3-1 to Liverpool at Anfield, a Premier League record being shattered.
The plight of the Red Devils was duly exploited by the table-toppers, and many felt that despite Shaqiri’s match-winning brace coming through lucky deflections, the end scoreline flattered the Mancunian giants.
Needless to say, criticism flowed in plenty for the side’s showing with the Portuguese tactician taking the heavy brunt for the result. Post-match, Mourinho, in uncharacteristic fashion, even admitted that perhaps even a top-four finish will be a tremendously arduous task for United.
Now, to rub salts on deep wounds, a player from Mourinho’s past has taken a clear swipe at the gaffer.
After the match, Iker Casillas tweeted the following: “According to a Portuguese newspaper, someone said that a player like me (37 years old) is at the end of his career. Completely agree! My question is, for that newspaper: In the case of coaches, when and at what moment do you see that they are no longer there to lead a team or train?”
While he didn’t state it outright, there can be no denying that the ‘coach’ in question here has to have been Mourinho.
The duo didn’t share the best of times during their stint at Real Madrid. In fact, most fans believe that the choice of sidelining the iconic goalkeeper at the Bernabeu was the beginning of the end for Mourinho for Los Blancos, who simply didn’t have the tenure he wished for with the La Liga giants.
Despite boasting of an incredible resume, the gaffer’s trademark style is nowhere to be seen in the present United, who have already conceded 29 goals in the Premier League this season, one more than they did in the entirety of last campaign.
Do Casillas’ words have a prophetic tinge to them?