The Manchester United boss looked straight down the Sky Sports camera lens and raised his finger to his lips after the 1-0 win against Tottenham today.
Originally it was thought that Mourinho was telling the Tottenham bench to be quiet after the Red Devils added breathing space in second place.
But he has since revealed that it is his response to criticism received from the press and media.
“Some people speak too much,” Mourinho said.
“You know, calm down, relax. Relax a little bit.
“Don’t speak too much – speak, speak, speak. You know, relax.”
When asked if it was aimed at the critics he labelled “Einsteins” or journalists, he said: “Yeah, relax a little bit. Don’t be so nervous, don’t be so excited. Calm down a little bit.
“The opposition bench did their job, super-correct. It has yet to arrive, the match where myself, Mauricio (Pochettino), my staff and his staff, have a problem.
“We played against each other so many times since Spain, and we have a really good relation(ship).
“We lose, we win, I don’t know if we draw and we are always correct with each other.
“And once more I’m even happier because we beat a very good team. I like the team very, very much.”
This week there were reports that United’s Carrington training ground complex was like a “morgue” after the shock defeat to Huddersfield last weekend.
But Anthony Martial’s winner against Spurs has silence the critics and given Mourinho the last word.
Published at Sat, 28 Oct 2017 16:01:52 +0000