Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho appears to have begun his mind games after he aimed a dig at Antonio Conte following his recent comments.
The Blues manager recently cited that he would like to avoid a ‘Mourinho’ season at Chelsea as he looks to keep hold of his position for the long-term. Chelsea finished a lowly 10th during the 2015/16 season where Jose Mourinho was sacked midway through the campaign, and the Special One replied to the Italian in a slightly different fashion.
Following United’s 3-0 friendly win over Valerenga in Oslo, Mourinho admitted that he was not annoyed by the recent remark, but he took a subtle dig at Conte’s restored hairline suggesting that he won’t be losing any hair speaking about the Blues head coach, he said:”I don’t know,” he said.”I could answer in many different ways but I’m not going to lose my hair to speak about Antonio Conte.”
United clinched yet another win in an impressive pre-season with Romelu Lukaku, Marouane Fellaini and Scott McTominay getting on the scoresheet, and with a friendly against Sampdoria left, the manager is content with the club’s preparations, he added:
“It was good for us because of the good pitch, the opponent was very well organised, trying to play from the back. After the U.S. and jet lag, it was a good match where I could play 45 minutes each player and now a little rest before the Sampdoria match. Until now, no injuries, so let’s see if we can start the season in this positive situation.”
The Red Devils take on Real Madrid in the European Super Cup this weekend and Mourinho will have one eye on the clash while picking his team for the final friendly in Dublin against Sampdoria. Following the Los Blancos game, United will kick off their Premier League campaign with a feisty encounter at home against West Ham on August 13.