Mourinho happy to feed the ‘Einsteins’

Jose Mourinho could barely hide his sarcasm as he addressed the media ahead of Manchester United’s crunch Premier League clash with Leicester on Saturday.

After an encouraging early run of successes at his new club, the Portuguese boss has come under intense pressure since suffering three straight defeats, and earlier this week he took aim at the ‘football Einsteins’ in the media who have been critical of him.

Continuing the theme on Friday, Mourinho sarcastically referred to himself as the “the worst manager in the history of football” as he continued to hit back at naysayers.

Asked how hard it would be for his upcoming opponents Leicester to retain the title, Mourinho jokingly reminded the press that he had managed to achieve the feat with Chelsea in 2006.

“Not many teams during the Premier League history they could do that,” he said.

“One of the teams was, of course, Man United, another one was some team managed (by) the worst manager in the history of football, but it’s really difficult.”

Mourinho also insisted he was not annoyed by his side’s poor run, or at a new biography that claims he wanted to “break” Arsene Wenger’s face.

“I am (not) upset with anything,” he said. “I am such a lucky guy that I cannot be upset with anything. I am upset with nothing.

“The only thing that upsets me a little bit is the kind of criticism to my players because my players are my players.

“I should protect them, I would love to protect them, and from you I can’t. It is something that is completely out of my control.

“That doesn’t upset me, just gives me a feeling that it’s hard. It’s like when you want to protect people and you can’t.

“I think it’s a feeling of frustration, but with me it’s fine and with the Einsteins it’s fine.

“The Einsteins need money to live. They can’t coach, they can’t sit on the bench, they can’t win matches.

“They can speak, they can write, they can criticise the work of other people, but I am a good man. I am good man of goodwill. I do lots of charity, I help so many people, so why not also feed the Einsteins? That’s fine.”

One thing is certain: Another defeat against Leicester on Saturday will give the ‘Einsteins’ a lot more to write about.