Jose Mourinho broke up furious Marcos Rojo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic row in Man Utd dressing room



Posted Sunday, August 09, 2020 by Dailystar.co.uk

Jose Mourinho was forced to break up a furious row between Marcos Rojo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the Manchester United dressing room, entering the room ‘screaming’

Jose Mourinho had to break up a furious row between Marcos Rojo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the Manchester United dressing room.

The Portuguese manager spent two-and-a-half seasons at Old Trafford, bringing the legendary forward with him in 2016.

Hitting 28 goals in his first season, the Swede was the star man for the Red Devils before leaving for LA Galaxy in 2018.

But former team-mate Rojo has revealed how Mourinho was forced to intervene when Ibrahimovic was snubbed on the pitch.

The Argentine told Infobae : ’He wanted all the balls, you see. We were winning 1-0 at Old Trafford. We had the ball.

Jose Mourinho broke up furious Marcos Rojo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic row in Man Utd dressing room
Jose Mourinho had to break up a fight between Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo in the Man United dressing room (Image: 2018 Manchester United FC)

"We were giving them a dance, I was playing central defender. I come out playing, I pass half the pitch.

"There he pulls back. The pass between the lines was there. But there was [Paul] Pogba alone on the left, so I gave it to him, and Paul began to showboat. Zlatan starts cursing me.”

But the argument continued into the dressing room, where the manager had to step in.

Rojo added: “I follow it with ‘Shut up, big nose. You want all the balls’. Arguing loudly. We finish the first half and go to the locker room. I’m in my place, taking off my boots.

Jose Mourinho broke up furious Marcos Rojo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic row in Man Utd dressing room
Ibrahimovic was left fuming with Rojo for not passing to him in a games, with the Argentina saying 'shut up, big nose' (Image: 2017 Manchester United FC)

"And he enters angrily, he kicks something. He stops, looks at me and yells at me ‘what did you say to me?’.

"So I also stop and say – ‘What did you say to me?’ – Although inside I was hoping someone would separate us, because he could have killed me.

"Mourinho enters screaming, scrambling bottles. A mess in the locker room. Then it’s done, we win and go to the next round.”

But Rojo revealed that it was all forgotten after a few hours of sleep.

Jose Mourinho broke up furious Marcos Rojo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic row in Man Utd dressing room
When Ibra followed Rojo into the dressing room, Mourinho stormed in 'screaming' (Image: 2020 Manchester United FC)

"The next day, early, I was having breakfast,” the full-back continued.

"I felt grabbed at the back of the neck, and I couldn’t turn. And he says – ‘What did you say to me?’ – and he started laughing.

"Anyway, thank goodness the karate move was a joke: I was already done, I’d never get out of it.”

It comes as Mourinho has taken a swipe at United in a comparison with current side Tottenham.



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