Jose Mourinho says the media does not offer him the same respect afforded to Arsene Wenger despite his last title being “18 months ago not 18 years ago”.
The Manchester United boss welcomes Wenger to Old Trafford on Saturday, with the Frenchman looking to beat Mourinho for the first time ever int he Premier League.
Arsenal head north in fine run of form, while Mourinho’s United have had a rather more patchy start to the season, sitting in sixth, two places and six points behind the Gunners.
Mourinho told his press conference on Friday that his unbeaten record against Wenger does not enter into his thinking ahead of Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off, but the former Chelsea boss believes his French counterpart gets an easier ride from members of the press.
“The record against any other manager being good or bad is not important for me,” Mourinho said. “The only thing that matters is what you get as a team, our team’s results, our CV if you want to go in that direction and in the Premier League tomorrow is a match between the two managers with the best record in the Premier League.
“Sir Alex Ferguson is not here anymore and tomorrow between the two managers we are speaking about I think six or seven Premier League titles, I’m not sure. I have three I think and Mr Wenger has three.
“Does that mean we should be respective even in periods where our results are not the best? I think Mr Wenger has that respect from all of you, I don’t think I have. My last Premier League title was 18 months ago not 18 years ago, I don’t get that respect to be honest.
“I just follow my way because I want to win a ninth championship and I want to win a fourth Premier League.”