Jose Mourinho is no stranger to controversy, and he’s stoked the fires of another one this week after commenting about Michael Oliver’s performance during Monday night’s FA Cup tie between Chelsea and Manchester United.
It isn’t the first time the Portuguese has locked horns with an official.
Here’s a look at five referees who have borne the brunt of the Manchester United manager’s wrath…
Retired in 2005 after receiving death threats from Chelsea fans following Mourinho’s unfounded claims he met with Barca coach Frank Rijkaard during half-time of a Champions League game.
After Barca beat Madrid 2-0 in the first leg of their 2011 UCL semi-final, Mourinho accused the German of being part of a “plot” to get the Catalans into the final to promote Unicef. Seriously…
Jose Luis Paradas Romero
The only referee in Spain to have sent Mourinho off, and he did it twice! However, his refusal to dismiss him a third time in 2013, led to him being dropped by the LFP.
The recipient of Mourinho’s most expletive-filled rant when the then-Chelsea coach accused him of being “f***ing weak” when he confronted him in the tunnel having been sent off against West Ham.
The latest target of Mourinho’s fury having allegedly cost Man United four times this season. The latest being the two yellow cards given to Ander Herrera against Chelsea.
Kylian Mbappe has been drawing rave reviews for Monaco this season, and it’s easy to see why the 18-year-old is so highly regarded.
Despite his young age, Mbappe has immediately stepped up for Monaco, having scored twice over the two legs of the club’s Champions League Round of 16 tie against Manchester City to help the team into the quarterfinals.
The two goals are part of a purple patch for the youngster, as Mbappe continues to show why some of Europe’s leading clubs are contemplating parting with a hefty transfer fee in order to sign him in the summer.
Kylian Mbappe: Has scored nine goals in his last six starts for Monaco in all competitions #ASMMCI— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) March 15, 2017
How far can Mbappe and Monaco go in this year’s Champions League?
Manchester United star Paul Pogba plays as a midfielder but has a knack for scoring incredible goals.
To celebrate his 24th birthday, we take you through ten of his best goals for Juventus, France and Manchester United.
Which goal is your favourite?
10. Volley against Napoli (2012)
Pogba loves scoring volleys. And this goal against Napoli in the 82nd minute secured an important 2-0 victory for Juventus.
9. Another day, another volley against Napoli (2013)
After Fernando Llorente and Andrea Pirlo registered early goals, it was Pogba’s turn to milk the limelight and a volley from 30-yards out earned Juventus a comprehensive win.
8. vs Siena (2013)
Giving Pogba too much space and time on the ball outside the D can be hazardous and Sienna paid the price as he unleashed a powerful effort into the top left corner.
7. vs Trabzonspor (2014)
A wonderfully-well curled shot into the right top-corner saw Pogba make it 2-0 against Trabzonspor in the Europa League.
6. Clinical vs Fenerbahce (2016)
While United were already leading 2-0, Pogba’s struck the left top corner just before break, thanks to a splendid assist from Jesse Lingard.
5. Stunner against Swansea (2016)
The Frenchman found the net with a stunning volley that swung into the top right corner to give United an early lead.
4. Against Torino (2015)
This has to be right up there with his best. Pogba struck the ball with power and accuracy to give the Torino goalkeeper no chance. It was a belter of a shot.
3. Free-kick vs Torino (2015)
When Dybala and Pogba stand over a free-kick, the opposition goalkeeper should always be worried. And on this occasion the Frenchman easily put the ball into the top corner.
2. Goal vs Portugal (2015)
Certainly not a power shot or a long shot from Pogba but this goal saw a sublime side to his goalscoring. Benzema slipped the ball through and Pogba nipped in to score from close range.
1. Goal vs Udinese (2013)
With both teams deadlocked going into the break, Pogba struck this beauty off the crossbar with his right foot and into the net.