From Mourinho’s 12-minute monologue during the FA Cup pre-match press conference to Louis van Gaal recalling how “unprofessional” his players were during his time at Old Trafford.
The weekend came with loads of actions as usual as well as football quotes from managers and players alike.
In this post, we picked some football quotes that were made during the weekend.
Which is your favourite?
Jose Mourinho on how he urges his United players to be more aggressive and attacking minded (during the FA Cup game against Brighton & Hove)
“As a coach, the biggest frustration is not the result, because some time that can happen. The biggest frustration for me is when I work on the pitch and I see contradictions in the match… When I have spent two days working on this and I arrive here and have attacking players were hiding behind the defenders and not wanting the ball and defenders playing just square passes and taking 10,12 passes to go from one line to another line. I have to feel frustrated”
Alan Shearer on Alexis Sanchez’s performance so far with Manchester United
“They signed Alexis Sanchez and it looks like they have got his twin brother… He looks like the little boy that’s lost. It is the coach’s job to get the best out of the players.”
On Jose Mourinho
“United knew what they were getting when they signed Mourinho, a man who has an arrogance about him but delivers trophies…It might not be pretty at times but he gets you trophies just like he did last season. Having said all that, the football they have been playing has not been entertaining at all.”
Cristiano Ronaldo on his achievements
“I don’t see many people with my talent, my dedication, my work, my ethic of football. No-one is going to be compared with me, no-one is going to be Cristiano Ronaldo. You’re going to be yourself, I’m going to be myself.”
Lionel Messi on Argentina’s World Cup ambitions
“I dream of winning the trophy in Russia. My wish is to live something similar to Brazil 2014… We feel that, if we won’t win the World Cup in Russia, the only way will be to give up the national team,”Fidelis Ilechukwu on MFM FC’s 0-6 lost away to MC Algiers in the CAF Champions League
“I want to assure you all that the team will bounce back. We are very very sorry.”