Roy Keane is never one to really mince his words.
But the former Manchester United captain was at his most venomous last night after current United manager Jose Mourinho complained about his side’s busy schedule at this time in the season.
United progressed through to the last eight of the Europa League with a 2-1 aggregate win over FC Rostov, but Mourinho took time in his post-match press duties to moan at the Red Devils’ current playing diary.
His side play Middlesbrough away on Sunday, and he complained that other European leagues are more accommodating than the Premier League to the sides that play on the continent during the week.
But that didn’t wash with a certain Mr Keane.
Speaking on ITV, Keane said: “I’ve never heard so much rubbish in my life. Why do we have to listen to that garbage? It’s utter nonsense what he’s talking about.
“He’s the manager of Manchester United, one of the biggest clubs on the planet. The squad he’s got, the players… and he keeps moaning about fixtures and fatigue.
“We were just looking at some of the cup fixtures they’ve had. They’ve had an easy ride in the cups, some good draws, a lot of home draws.
“The guy’s talking absolute nonsense and I’ve never hears so much rubbish in my life.
“Maybe the club’s too big for him? He can’t deal with these demands at the match – what matches? Man United reserves could’ve won that game tonight.”
Not only does he say he’s never heard so much rubbish in his life, he also claims United have had an easy ride in the cups, Mourinho’s reserves could have beaten Rostov, but then the killer blow: maybe the club’s too big for him.