José Mourinho has poured scorn on speculation that he’s turning into Alan Partridge despite living in a hotel and constantly saying daft things.
The Man Utd manager came under renewed pressure after a 4-0 defeat at former club Chelsea, and defeat to Man City in tonight’s EFL Cup clash would leave him downright embattled.
He has complained of not being able to leave the hotel for all the paparazzi camped outside, one of whom he suspects of daubing “cock piss Mourinho” on his car.
And he has admitted to “snapping” one night and running out of the hotel restaurant brandishing a large wheel of cheese.
However, Mourinho insists he is not turning into Alan Partridge and that he will have the last laugh.
He said: “Always there are these stories.
“One day I’m the Special One. Then I’m the Happy One. Then I’m the Curt One. Today I’m the Alan Partridge one.
“Needless to say, I will have the last… – wait a moment, I think I see Juan Mata over there.
“Juan! Juan! Juan! Juan! Juan! Juan! Juan! Juan! Juan! Juan! Juan!”
He added: “He must not have heard me.”