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8 Occasions Where Football Managers Publicly Criticised Their Own Players

90min Logo By Ross Kennerley of 90min | Slide 1 of 8: The Manchester United manager is no stranger to controversy. He has previously lambasted journalists, fans, referees and opposing managers, just to name a few.
However, it is his public criticism of his own players which has drawn most attention but long before Paul Pogba or Luke Shaw were household names, it was his assessment of Ricardo Carvalho that stood out.
Carvalho was not happy at not being picked for the first match of the 2005/06 season, prompting Mourinho to say: "He seems to have problems understanding things, maybe he should have an IQ test, or go to a mental hospital or something.”
Ouch.

Jose Mourinho and Ricardo Carvalho

The Manchester United manager is no stranger to controversy. He has previously lambasted journalists, fans, referees and opposing managers, just to name a few.


However, it is his public criticism of his own players which has drawn most attention but long before Paul Pogba or Luke Shaw were household names, it was his assessment of Ricardo Carvalho that stood out.


Carvalho was not happy at not being picked for the first match of the 2005/06 season, prompting Mourinho to say: "He seems to have problems understanding things, maybe he should have an IQ test, or go to a mental hospital or something.”


Ouch.

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