Jose Mourinho said he felt sad after Manchester United’s game with Middlesbrough, despite being on the winning side.
The reason was that he felt bad for inflicting defeat on Aitor Karanka – the Middlesbrough manager who used to be his assistant at Real Madrid.
With the pair being close friends, Karanka revealed that Mourinho said ‘sorry’ at the final whistle after Manchester United came from behind to win 2-1 with two late goals.
Speaking after the match, Mourinho said: ‘I don’t feel the same happiness because my brother is in the other side and is sad. I try to do my job, he tried to do his job. He did his job amazingly well but he goes sad. And brother sad, I’m sad.
‘But my players were phenomenal. They scored three very good goals (in reference to Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s disallowed goal). We managed to do something that I love which is to bring the fans to the pitch.’