Mourinho: I am the worst manager in history
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has sarcastically labelled himself the worst manager in the history of football after he faced criticism following his side's recent slump in form.
Mourinho has come under intense scrutiny after the club lost three in a row before beating third tier Northampton Town in the League Cup. Before today's game against champions Leicester at Old Trafford, they sat six points behind leaders Manchester City in the Premier League.
When asked about Claudio Ranieri's side and their prospects, Mourinho took the opportunity to take a swipe at his detractors.
"It is very difficult to retain the title," Mourinho said. "History says that. Not many in the Premier League have done it.
"One team was Manchester United and another was managed by the worst manager in the history of football (Mourinho at Chelsea 2005-2006)."
Mourinho opened the press conference by welcoming his "friends from the media" and insisted talk about United's poor run had not irritated him, nor had allegations made in a new biography that include claims he wanted to "break" Arsene Wenger's face.
"I am (not) upset with anything," he said. "I am such a lucky guy. I am upset with nothing."