Jose Mourinho is fuming most of the time but in this instance his anger is probably justified.
The Man United manager is said to be livid with Gareth Southgate after learning Phil Jones needed SIX injections to play in England’s friendly with Germany.
The 25-year-old centre-back aggravated a thigh injury in the first half of last Friday’s 0-0 draw and could be out for up to three weeks.
Mourinho said: “I’ve been a manager since 2000 and in 17 years I’ve never had one single player who had injections of an anaesthetic to play a friendly. Never. Never.
“I am not an angel and I have had players injected to play official matches, crucial matches but a friendly — to get six local anaesthetic injections to play a friendly.
“I’ve never heard of that. But Phil Jones had it and had it before the match and after 15 minutes he was out and now is out for us.
“He didn’t feel good during the warm-up. Between the warm-up and the start of the match he had five more local anaesthetic injections.”
What were England thinking?
Mourinho was already annoyed that other clubs (let’s be honest, Spurs) pulled players out of the Three Lions squad with slight knocks.
Many of them, such as Harry Kane and Dele Alli, will be in Premier League action this weekend.
Mourinho added: “If a player was injured Tuesday and is ready to play tomorrow there is something wrong.”
Now Mourinho faces a crucial few weeks of football without arguably his best defender so far this season.
Still, we’re sure he’ll get over it soon enough.
The Special One isn’t the type to hold a grudge…