As Manchester United effectively wrote off Bastian Schweinsteiger yesterday, Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho has been labelled as a “bad” manager according to one of his former players.
Having managed Pepe at Real Madrid between 2010 and 2013, the Portuguese international didn’t hold back in recent comments about his fellow countryman.
Enduring a very public falling out with Mourinho during his time at the Bernabeu whereby Raphael Varane was often favoured ahead of the former Porto defender, it appears Pepe is still holding the grudge to this day.
In quotes from the Daily Star, Pepe claimed: “With Mourinho, outsiders hated us.
“Mou and Zidane are different, they’re opposites – one good and one bad.
“Mourinho had a lot of coaching experience with great teams and players, and yes, Zidane only began in the First Division last year.
“But he he has been a player and knows what we need at all times on and off the pitch – there’s a huge difference.”
While a transfer to Manchester United was always going to prove unlikely following Mourinho’s announcement as Red Devils manager, Pepe also reaffirmed his commitment to Real Madrid.
Speaking to the Cadena SER radio station lately, Pepe also claimed: “I have a contract and I will wait until the last millisecond for Madrid. There is time, there is one year.