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.
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?'
Jose Mourinho walks into the post-match press conference and says, "No water? Are we saving money for January (transfer window)?" This is quality from Jose
— Devils of United (@DevilsOfUnited) December 8,
Gave stats for his 'lovers'
— Man Utd Channel (@ManUtdChannel) November 29, 2018
Smashed a crate of bottles
Jose Mourinho's reaction to Fellaini's goal pic.twitter.com/GiStI4cvgs
— Troll Sports (@TroIISports) November 27, 2018
Tried to punch Chelsea's Marco Ianni
Scenes at Stamford Bridge!
Jose Mourinho says he has accepted an apology from @ChelseaFC
assistant coach Marco Ianni, who sparked chaos in the dugout following Ross Barkley's last-minute equaliser!
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) October 20, 2018
Abused camera in Portuguese
BREAKING: José Mourinho has been charged following Manchester United’s game against Newcastle United on 6 October 2018. pic.twitter.com/r6rQosYa2w
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) October 16, 2018
Vouched for Paul Scholes' freedom of speech
Is Jose Mourinho affected by Paul Scholes' comments?
Not in the slightest, apparently. pic.twitter.com/2n3vuqAI2e
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) October 3, 2018
Accused a reporter from The Sun of bugging his cellphone
Earlier today, Jose Mourinho says The Sun's Neil Custis has bugged his phone. Cue awkward shuffling on his seat from Custis and a press officer hastily trying to
move things along pic.twitter.com/a1RN8EH10w
— The Sun Apologies (@SunApology) October 1,
Got into a scrap with Paul Pogba
The full extended version of José Mourinho and Paul Pogba today in training [via @MUnitedFrance]
— RedMancunian (@RedMancunian) September 26, 2018
Threw shade at Chris Smalling over his haircut
Jose Mourinho is not a fan of Chris Smalling's new look pic.twitter.com/xxkIfpuH8G
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) September 15, 2018
Took a dive
Jose Mourinho’s arrival for England vs. Spain couldn’t have gone much worse… pic.twitter.com/AOBSPbrbR0
— ESPN FC
(@ESPNFC) September 10, 2018
Chanted 'respect, respect, respect'
Even by Jose Mourinho’s standards, this was quite something. pic.twitter.com/AK9QbyAKfq
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) August 27, 2018
Got sent off to the stands for protesting a decision in 0-0 home draw against Burnley
— AS English (@English_AS) October 29, 2016
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
Jose Mourinho sent to the stands... AGAIN pic.twitter.com/bJNncQAa3P
— NairaBET (@NairaBET) November 27, 2016
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
Manchester United fans are not happy with Jose Mourinho's post match comments after sevilla defeat!
— EPL World (@worldofepl) March 14, 2018
Taunted Juventus fans
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 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
Anthony Martial and Fred scored the goals for Manchester United as they set up a meeting with Newcastle at Wembley on 26 February.