Not having the alleged impediment of the overly eager Eva Carneiro and physio Jon Fearn (you remember him? The bloke) on the bench could not get Jose Mourinho within an asses roar of a result in Manchester yesterday.
Before the match, the Sky pundits pondered the spectacle of Mourinho bollocking his own medical team.
The courtly Graeme Souness was deeply critical of Mourinho, not least for his unseemly confrontation with his 'lady doctor'.
Souness is taking some flak for his well-meaning but rather archaic description of Dr. Carneiro's role , though those who are invariably of the opinion that political correctness has indeed gone mad will no doubt leap to his defence.
Malcolm Tucker's snotty successor in 'The Thick of It' would now doubt unload his derision on Souness for his comments, presumably from a safe distance...