This is a crazy watch – considering the game we saw at Anfield Saturday lunchtime.
In January 2014, Jose Mourinho viciously attacked Sam Allardyce’s West Ham tactics following a 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge.
He stated that one team solely playing for a point isn’t suitable for the ‘Premier League’ and branded his opposite manager an exponent of 19th Century Football.
Fast forward three and a half years and Mourinho, despite spending £89m on Paul Pogba, £75m on Romelu Lukaku, £38m on Henrikh Mkhitaryan, £40m on Nemanja Matic, £31m on Victor Lindelof and £34m on Eric Bailly (not in that order), cannot bear his fullbacks to cross the halfway line away from home in a big game.
This, against a Liverpool side who’d won won match in seven with a defence, we admit, that’s downright poor.
So despite endless transfer funds, the world’s biggest wage bill and a side in form, Mourinho decided to kill Saturday’s derby with some outrageous bus-parking tactics which saw the game conclude 0-0.
He’s just Sam Allardyce with a bigger cheque-book and less morals…