Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho joked he is now the ‘Worst One’ rather than the ‘Special One’ as football’s ”Einsteins” criticise and scrutinise his side who are looking to avoid a third straight Premier League defeat.
Community Shield glory and three successive league wins, coupled with some big-name acquisitions, naturally raised expectations, making the three straight losses that followed all the more of a shock.
United ended that run with a timely, if at times unconvincing, 3-1 midweek triumph in the EFL Cup at Northampton, after which Mourinho hit out at the critics who he dubbed ”football Einsteins”.
The Portuguese took a similar approach ahead of Leicester’s visit, making light of the situation by referring to himself as ”the worst manager in the history of football” when asked how hard it would be for Saturday’s opponents to retain the title.
”Not many teams during the Premier League history they could do that,” Mourinho, who retained the title in 2006 with Chelsea, said.
”One of the teams was, of course, Man United, another one was some team managed (by) the worst manager in the history of football, but it’s really difficult.”