Mourinho: Chelsea fans can call me Judas, but I am No. 1

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Jose Mourinho was understandably fired up after 10-man Manchester United was dismissed from the FA Cup at the hands of his former club Chelsea.

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Despite ripping official Michael Oliver for sending off Ander Herrera, the United boss did show his trademark sense of humor and sardonic wit when asked about the Stamford Bridge crowd calling him “Judas”.

Here’s Mourinho on criticism from Chelsea’s fans.

“They can call me what they want,” he said. “I’m a professional. I defend my club. Until the moment they have a manager that wins four Premier Leagues for them, I’m the number one.

“When they have somebody that wins four Premier Leagues for them, I become number two. But until this moment Judas is number one.”

Not a turn of phrase you’ll hear too often. United next faces Chelsea on April 16 at Old Trafford.