Former Serie A star Zlatan Ibrahimovic claims Jose Mourinho’s critics are fuelled by ‘jealousy’.
Ibrahimovic enjoyed great success under Mourinho at Inter and United, although the ex-Nerazzurri boss is feeling the heat at Old Trafford after a poor start to the season.
“Everybody criticises Mourinho and I don’t think it’s because of the results, it’s because of the character, because of the way he is,” the LA Galaxy striker told Sky Sports.
“I see myself also a little bit in that situation, we have our confidence, we believe in things, we say certain things. In our own way.
“Of course we get the blame, we get criticised more when it is not going good, but when it is going good and we win the satisfaction is bigger than the other ones that are political, think they’re perfect, and want to be no trouble for the media so the media never attacks them.
“That is not us, we are ourselves, we believe in what we do and we do it until the end. Some critics I feel personal, some critics are exaggerating, some because of the way he is, some because of jealousy. But all this is part of the circle.
“Mourinho just has to keep being himself, stand up for what he is doing, stand up for what he is.
“He is there because he did it his own way, because he is who he is and don’t change for anybody.
“I am exactly the same, I don’t change for anybody. Everyone out there who thinks they are perfect, they are the biggest problem out there.
“Jose is doing a good job, you’re as good as your team. There is no coach in the world who can do miracles with a team.
“Of course, results speak for themselves. The results are not on top, it goes bad, sometimes goes better, it’s part of the season.
“But the Premier League is not easy and if someone knows how to win it, it’s him. So like he said himself, more Premier League than all the league’s coaches won together.”
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