By Williams ‘Bantu’ Irubor
Following United’s FA Cup quarter-final exit at the hands of Chelsea on Monday night, some Stamford Bridge fans resorted in heckling Mourinho by calling him ‘Judas’.
The self-acclaimed “Special One” who was sacked twice by Chelsea, first in 2007 and most recently in 2015, held up three fingers in response to the fans, indicating he won three Premier League trophies for them therefore ‘Judas’ is still number one.
Mourinho is undoubtedly Chelsea’s most successful manager, having won a total of 3 Premier Leagues, 3 League Cups and 1 FA Cup. Of which Chelsea have won 4 Premier Leagues in their entire history and he alone is responsible for three of those titles.
He said: “Until the moment they have a manager that wins four Premier Leagues for them, I’m the number one.
“Until then, Judas is number one.”
He said: “They can call me what they want. I am a professional. I defend my club.
“I’m really proud of my players, I’m really proud of Manchester United fans.”
Mourinho would not discuss the Herrera red card, calling referee Michael Oliver “a referee with fantastic potential”.
He said: “I don’t want to go in that direction. In four matches he [Oliver] has given three penalties and a red card. I cannot change that. I shook his hand and said many congratulations.
“Mr Oliver goes home and he can do his own analysis, because I don’t want to analyse his work.”