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Mourinho hates Wenger, but he also doesn’t like Brad Pitt or the Manager of the Month award

A new biography of the United boss delves into his rivalry with the Arsenal manager, as well as providing other interesting anecdotes

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Oh, for a quiet life. Today's serving of Jose Mourinho nonsense has nothing to do with Manchester United at all, but since he's here and working for the club now,

Over to the — spit — Daily Mail, for it is their exclusive, and back to January 2014:

Wenger had made a thinly disguised dig about Mourinho deliberately playing down Chelsea's chances of being crowned champions because of a 'fear to fail'. It was too much for the ultra-competitive Mourinho to resist, so when he was asked about Wenger's comments he let fly.

'You know, he is a specialist in failure. Eight years without a piece of silverware, that's failure. If I do that at Chelsea I leave London and I don't come back.'

Mourinho had carried out a cold-blooded assassination of his enemy in broad daylight. Inevitably it was too gory for some, who believed Jose's brutal honesty was too vicious and vindictive. Not to him it wasn't.

A few days later he was still pumped up about it all, telling me: 'When Mr Wenger criticises CFC and Man United over the deal with Mata...I will find him one day outside a football pitch and I will break his face.'

Most edifying.

There's plenty more over on the Mail's website as well, from the time Mourinho felt ill and fell over to the time he called Brad Pitt a wanker; from the time he kicked off about the unfairness of the Manager of the Month awards to his attempts to sign Wayne Rooney, who he affectionately nicknamed 'Fat Boy'. Taking this all together, it appears that United's new manager can be deeply unpleasant, is obsessed with winning everything, and really, really doesn't like Arsene Wenger. Certainly news to us.