Matic goes full Mourinho as he responds to goads from Arsenal fans

Nemanja Matic goes full Jose Mourinho as he responds to taunts from Arsenal fans with a three league titles gesture after being taken off during Manchester United’s miserable defeat at the Emirates Stadium

  • Nemanja Matic set up Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal in Man Utd’s loss to Arsenal 
  • The Serb has won two Premier League titles with Chelsea and a title in Portugal 
  • And as he was heckled by Arsenal fans on the bench, Matic pointed out that fact
  • The episode was reminiscent of a Jose Mourinho press conference in 2018 
  • REPORT: Man Utd suffer huge blow to top four hopes with defeat at Arsenal  

Manchester United’s Nemanja Matic could not help himself as he responded to goading from Arsenal fans on Saturday with a three league titles gesture reminiscent of his former boss Jose Mourinho.  

Matic started the 3-1 loss at Arsenal at the Emirates, setting up Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal which seemed to give United a route back into the match. 

Yet with chances and a penalty spurned in the second-half, United slumped to their fourth away Premier League defeat in a row and after being substituted for Marcus Rashford in the 77th minute, Serbian midfielder Matic responded to heckles from nearby home supporters on the bench. 


Manchester United’s Nemanja Matic could not help himself as he responded to goading

Matic and United slumped to their fourth Premier League defeat in a row away from home

Matic pointed at himself and then raised three fingers, before pointing at the supporters while shaping a zero with his fingers. 

The 33-year-old won two Premier League titles during his time with Chelsea, while he also won a Primeira Liga title in Portugal with Benfica in 2013-14. 

In that period, Arsenal have not won a league title, with their last triumph in the Premier League coming in the famous 2003-04 Invincibles season.  

The episode was extremely reminiscent of Matic’s former manager at both Stamford Bridge and Old Trafford, Jose Mourinho. 

After a loss to Tottenham in August 2018 while United manager, the Portuguese manager raised three fingers in his post-match press conference. 

Jose Mourinho came out fighting in 2018 following a defeat as United boss against Tottenham

He pointed out he has won three Premier League titles, more than other 19 bosses combined

Mourinho said: ‘Do you know what was the result? 3-0. But what this [three fingers] also means?

‘It also means three Premier Leagues and I won more alone than the other 19 managers together. Me three, them two. So respect, respect, respect.’

United’s loss on Saturday was a huge blow to their top four chances – with four matches left to play, they are now six points behind the Gunners who have a game in hand. 




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