Manchester United’s Jose Mourinho hit back at his Chelsea critics and Antonio Conte by declaring “Judas is number one” after Manchester United’s bad tempered FA Cup quarter-final defeat at Stamford Bridge.
Former Chelsea manager Mourinho reacted to chants of “f*** off Mourinho” and “Judas” from a section of home fans by showing three fingers for each title he won with the club.
Mourinho made his displeasure with the performance of referee Michael Oliver clear, although the official missed a second-half stamp by Marcos Rojo on Hazard that could see the United defender retrospectively banned by the Football Association.
During the first half, Mourinho clashed with Antonio Conte on the touchline after an incident on the pitch.
It resulted in the Stamford Bridge supporters singing “you are no longer special” to the Portuguese, who was in charge of Chelsea for two stints.
In his characteristic way, Mourinho held up three fingers, indicating the number of Premier League titles he has won with the club.
Speaking after the game, he told reporters: “They can call me what they want. I am a professional. I defend my club.
“Until they have a manager who wins four PL titles for them, I am number one.”