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"I'm different," says Mourinho

Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 01:14

Jose Mourinho says he is treated 'differently' as he vents his frustration to the media after Manchester United's goalless draw against Premier League strugglers Hull City at Old Trafford

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SHOWS: MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, UK (FEBRUARY 1, 2017) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. (SOUNDBITE) (English) MANCHESTER UNITED MANAGER JOSE MOURINHO SAYS: "You know clearly that I am different. I am different. The rules for me are different. I'm different in everthing. I watched my team play in the hotel. I was forbidden to go to the stadium. My assistant had a six-match stadium ban and he didn't touch anyone. "Yesterday one fourth official told a manager, 'I enjoy very much your passion so do what you want to do'. Today I was told, 'sit down or I have to send you to the stands'. Everything is different for me so don't ask me questions that put me in a difficult situation. "To end the story - I want to say, just simply, 0-0, great point for them, congratulations. Bad point for us, we have to keep going because we have another game at the weekend." STORY: Jose Mourinho was far from happy after his Manchester United side failed to beat struggling Hull City at Old Trafford on Wednesday (February 1) and claimed that he was treated differently from other managers. Not for the first time, he cut short a post-match interview, clearly frustrated with his team's 0-0 draw against a side who began the match bottom of the Premier League, which left United four points adrift of a Champions League spot. The 54 year-old manager, who is no stranger to punishment by football authorities for his behaviour, told reporters he was treated differently from other managers in the top flight. "You know clearly I am different. The rules for me are different, I am different in everything," he said, after United recorded their ninth league draw of the season. "I watched my team play in the hotel. I was forbidden to go to the stadium. My assistant had a six-match stadium ban and he didn't touch anyone." Mourinho became increasingly irate during the match with referee Mike Jones and his assistants and was consequently ordered to sit down. "Yesterday one fourth official told a manager (Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp), 'I enjoy very much your passion so do what you want to do'. Today I was told, 'sit down or I have to send you to the stands' . Everything is different for me so don't ask me questions that put me in a difficult situation." Before walking out he added: "To end the story - I want to say, just simply, 0-0, great point for them, congratulations. Bad point for us, we have to keep going because we have another game at the weekend." Mourinho has steered Manchester United into sixth place in his first season in charge at Old Trafford. United travel to champions Leicester City on Sunday (February 5) in the Premier League.

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"I'm different," says Mourinho

Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 01:14