Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has used his post-match press conference to respond to crowd heckling he received at Stamford Bridge on Monday night.
Mourinho returned to Stamford Bridge for the second time as an opposing Premier League manager after two prior stints at Chelsea, littered with successes.
The Portuguese’s United were again unsuccessful in west London, falling to the Blues 1-0 in their FA Cup quarter-final thanks to an N’Golo Kante strike.
Mourinho was the subject of chanting during the game, including “you’re not special anymore”, regarding to his nickname of the ‘Special One’.
But the torment did not affect Mourinho, who was quick to remind Chelsea fans of the three Premier League crowns he delivered the club in his five years of service.
“They can call (me) what they want,” Mourinho said.
“I am professional, I defend my club.
“And until the moment they have a manager that wins four Premier Leagues for them, I am the No.1.
“When they have somebody who wins four Premier Leagues for them, I become No.2.
“But until this moment, Judas is No.1.”
Mourinho was axed by Chelsea for the second time just prior to the halfway mark of the 2015-16 season after a poor run of results in their title defence.
He was then hired by United after Louis van Gaal left the club. The Blues will play London rivals Tottenham in the semi-finals, while Arsenal face Manchester City.