Jose Mourinho made it clear during his pre-match press conference that he did not want to answer questions from Spanish journalists.
Manchester United host Juventus in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday night and Mourinho was at the forefront of yet another bizarre press conference.
The Portuguese boss hit out at Spanish media and accused its members of only wanting to talk about Real Madrid and Cristiano Ronaldo.
The former United attacker left Madrid this past summer in a mega-money transfer to join Serie A champions Juventus, and Ronaldo is expected to make his Old Trafford return tomorrow night.
However, Mourinho didn’t feel the urge to discuss Ronaldo or anything Real Madrid related.
Mourinho on Pogba: “I don’t like this press conference, I don’t like to talk about individuals. I don’t want to speak to the Spanish journalists because they are only interested in Real Madrid and Ronaldo.” #mufc [MEN]
— United Xtra (@utdxtra) October 22, 2018
However, as quoted by The Independent, Mourinho was willing to comment on Juventus. He praised the depth and quality of Massimiliano Allegri’s squad and predicted that they’re contenders to win this season’s Champions League.
Perhaps the stand-out quote for us came when Mourinho was asked about links with the Real Madrid job. He said: “No, I’m happy here. I’m happy to see out my contract. I would like to stay after my contract at Manchester United.”
And, finally, the manager confirmed that Alexis Sanchez has been ruled out of the Juve clash. But never stated the reason why he won’t face the Italian giants.