Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho sparked a reaction when he cupped his ear with his hand during his side’s 2-1 comeback win against Juventus.
The UEFA champions league game saw Ronaldo make his debut goal for his new club. However his 65th minute lead was cut short by a free-kick from Juan Mata. A Juventus own goal gave United the lead later in the game.
Speaking about his actions, “I came here to do my job and I was insulted for 90 minutes,” Mourinho said. “I wouldn’t do that gesture again but I don’t think I offended anyone and at the time it seemed like the appropriate response to those who had insulted all my family, apart from my Inter one too.”
Mourinho is not loved by Juventus fans after managing bitter rival Inter Milan for three years. After United’s 1-0 loss to Juventus at home two weeks ago, the Portuguese responded to the goading of the Italian fans by holding up three fingers toward to them to denote the treble of titles — Champions League, Serie A and Italian Cup — he won with Inter in the 2009-10 season.
This time he had another victory to celebrate against Juventus after his team fought back from Cristiano Ronaldo’s opening goal.
“When I work for a club like Manchester United I need to forget my past as in those 90 minutes I represent Manchester United,” Mourinho said. “But the others (Juventus fans) didn’t forget.
“And it is a great joy for me because we won against a super team, and not because they are the enemy of Inter.”