2018 in the rearview mirror: Reliving Jose Mourinho's year, from ego tussle with Paul Pogba to kicking a wall

At times in 2018, watching Jose Mourinho on the sidelines was more entertaining than watching his side Manchester United play. Here's a look at the year that was for the Portuguese manager.

FP Sports December 28, 2018 16:48:28 IST
2018 in the rearview mirror: Reliving Jose Mourinho's year, from ego tussle with Paul Pogba to kicking a wall

Somewhere in the middle of Manchester United's lacklustre run in 2018, people started to notice that, at times, watching Jose Mourinho was more entertaining than watching his team play football.

For, in 2018, the man with a penchant for rubbing people the wrong way seemed to get into a scrap with everything: star players, rival coaches, the media, and even a wall!

As 2018 winds down, here's a list of what Mourinho has done so far this season:

Fought a brick wall

'No water? Are we saving for January?'

Gave stats for his 'lovers'

Smashed a crate of bottles

Tried to punch Chelsea's Marco Ianni

Abused camera in Portuguese

Vouched for Paul Scholes' freedom of speech

Accused a reporter from The Sun of bugging his cellphone

Got into a scrap with Paul Pogba

Threw shade at Chris Smalling over his haircut

Took a dive

Chanted 'respect, respect, respect'

Got sent off to the stands for protesting a decision in 0-0 home draw against Burnley

Got sent off to the stands again! This time, for angrily kicking away a bottle after Paul Pogba was shown yellow in match against West Ham United

Reminded journalists and fans how his former teams had knocked out Manchester United at Old Trafford before. Right after United crashed out of the Champions League in the Last-16 at the hands of Sevilla

Taunted Juventus fans

Updated Date:

also read

Elon Musk did not defraud investors with 2018 Tesla tweets, decides jury
World

Elon Musk did not defraud investors with 2018 Tesla tweets, decides jury

The nine-member jury reached its verdict after less than two hours of deliberation following a three-week trial. It represents a major vindication for Musk, who spent about eight hours on the witness stand defending his motives for the August 2018 tweets at the centre of the trial

On this day: Remembering historic events that occurred on 6 February
World

On this day: Remembering historic events that occurred on 6 February

On 6 February 2018, SpaceX launched their triple-barreled Falcon Heavy rocket into space for the first time, fusing the serious and humorous aspects of space travel

League Cup: Manchester United finish off Nottingham Forest to cruise into final
Football

League Cup: Manchester United finish off Nottingham Forest to cruise into final

Anthony Martial and Fred scored the goals for Manchester United as they set up a meeting with Newcastle at Wembley on 26 February.