Deco defends Jose Mourinho over criticism of Man Utd players


Ahead of the FA Cup final between Chelsea and Manchester United, Deco gives Sky Sports News’ James Dale an insight into handling criticism from Jose Mourinho…

It has been 14 years since Jose Mourinho introduced himself to Chelsea as ‘the special one’. He had just guided Porto to an unlikely Champions League trophy, galloping down the Old Trafford touchline in the quarter-finals en route to glory.

Mourinho, now aged 55 and Manchester United manager, is stomping his feet towards Saturday’s FA Cup final. His public criticism of United players has dominated much of the talk in the build-up, with the Portuguese admitting some of his squad are there only out of a lack of resource to replace them.


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