It has been a mixed season for Jose Mourinho. The Manchester United boss watched his side crash out of the Champions League at the hands of Sevilla while failing to launch any meaningful Premier League title challenge as their rivals romped to the top.
However, he has an FA Cup final to look forward too and has maintained throughout he is the midst of a rebuilding job. Tomorrow, Mourinho faces his old foe Arsene Wenger, who he famously labeled a 'specialist in failure' in between several touchline altercations. This week he did his best to put it behind him in his press comments. Yet RTE pundit Eamon Dunphy wasn't convinced and when speaking on Game On 2FM, is very much in the Wenger camp.
Mourinho is a no-class individual. Whatever you say about Wenger, he has a bit of French, a bit of Gallic. He is a very intense man and I think he will probably feel the same contempt for Mourinho as a person that we all feel. And I don't think... they'll go throw the motions perhaps.
I think Mourinho's press conference today spoke very highly of Wenger but that's just sentiment. Mourinho's behaviour has been appalling, not just with Wenger but with everyone, particularly Wenger. He has said some very cruel things which he considers to be gamesmanship but I consider to be just disgusting really. He is a tramp, Mourinho, to be truthful.
When it comes to the Arsenal boss himself, Wenger has avoided stoking the fires before the two meet again on Sunday, simply describing the relationship as 'very tense' during his press conference this week.