José Mourinho was in a jokey mood after watching his Tottenham side crawl through their Premier League fixture with Norwich City last night, winning 2-1 thanks to goals from Dele Alli and Son Heung-min.
The Portuguese tactician interrupted his own press conference to poke fun at the coverage of Manchester United pursuit of Sporting Lisbon star Bruno Fernandes.
It’s been non-stop between the England and Portuguese newspapers, and Mourinho has obviously been paying attention to his former club’s activity in the transfer market.
With Sky Sports having deployed a reporter in Portugal to follow the latest goings on in the Fernandes saga, Mourinho wanted to be brought up to speed.
This could be portrayed as a dig at Ed Woodward too, as their frosty relationship is well documented from Mourinho’s time at Old Trafford.
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Mourinho doesn’t look surprised to hear United are struggling to get the deal over the line, despite Sporting being in need of financial aid.
Fernandes remains a Sporting player, though, as we try wait patiently for his possible arrive before the deadline.
We could have done with Fernandes last night against Burnley.