Press Esc to close
Tuesday 03 May 2016
News updated at 3:35 AM IST
Weather
Max: 36.6°C
Min : 24.4°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

Mourinho blames it on Moyes

LONDON, Aug 26, 2013, Reuters:

Chel-sea manager Jose Mourinho says his Manchester United counterpart David Moyes should shoulder the blame for Wayne Rooney’s desire to leave Old Trafford after suggesting he was a second-choice striker.

The clubs were to meet in the Premier League on Monday night, with Chelsea’s pursuit of the unsettled forward adding spice to the early season clash between the two title contenders.

Chelsea have made two bids for the England international and have not ruled out making a third, with Rooney reportedly upset by comments Moyes made in pre-season that he would have to play second-fiddle to Dutch striker Robin van Persie.

“They are against me?” Mourinho was reported as saying by The Guardian newspaper on Monday, when asked whether he would get an angry reaction from the United crowd.

“But I didn't say (to Rooney) you will be a second-choice for me. And they are against me? We are trying to get a player that a manager told ‘You will be a second option’ for him. We are not going for Van Persie.

He was then asked if Moyes should take the blame, to which he replied: “Of course.”


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Flames trail Danica Patrick's car after she crashed into Matt Kenseth...

Flames trail Danica Patrick's car after she crashed into Matt Kenseth...

A Hindu priest holds a traditional lamp as he performs evening prayers called Aarti...

A Hindu priest holds a traditional lamp as he performs evening prayers called Aarti...

A scene at a road during dust storm in Jaipur on Monday...

A scene at a road during dust storm in Jaipur on Monday...

A massive fire broke out in forest areas of Bathuni and Gambr of the Rajouri forest...

A massive fire broke out in forest areas of Bathuni and Gambr of the Rajouri forest...

Thunderstorm seen in the background of Amba Vilasa Palace and Chamaraja Circle, after dizling rain..

Thunderstorm seen in the background of Amba Vilasa Palace and Chamaraja Circle, after dizling rain..

Fishermen throwing a net to catch fish in river Ganga in Kolkata on Monday...

Fishermen throwing a net to catch fish in river Ganga in Kolkata on Monday...

Blue-tailed bee-eaters at Bura Chapori Wildlife Sanctuary in Nagaon...

Blue-tailed bee-eaters at Bura Chapori Wildlife Sanctuary in Nagaon...

A White Peafowl at its enclosure on a hot summer day at Zoo in Surat...

A White Peafowl at its enclosure on a hot summer day at Zoo in Surat...

Sadhus offer prayers while sitting inside circles of burning dried cow dung cakes...

Sadhus offer prayers while sitting inside circles of burning dried cow dung cakes...

Two White Bucks or Albino Black bucks at their enclosure on a hot summer day at Zoo....

Two White Bucks or Albino Black bucks at their enclosure on a hot summer day at Zoo....