Nemanja Matic channels Jose Mourinho during row with Arsenal fans 2 months ago

Nemanja Matic channels Jose Mourinho during row with Arsenal fans

Are you Jose in disguise?

Nemanja Matic reacted to goading Arsenal supporters on Saturday with a 'three league titles' gesture reminiscent of his former manager Jose Mourinho.

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The Manchester United midfielder started the game at the Emirates as the Red Devils suffered a 3-1 loss, with the Serbian setting up Cristiano Ronaldo's goal in the 34th minute.

However, Ralf Rangnick's side weren't able to find a way back into the tie and missed a penalty in the second-half. The defeat means United have lost their last four away Premier League matches.

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Matic reacts to heckling Arsenal fans

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After being substituted for Marcus Rashford in the 77th minute, Matic responded to heckles from nearby home fans on the bench.

The 33-year-old pointed at himself before raising three fingers and then pointing at the supporters while shaping a zero with his fingers.

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Matic won three Premier League titles during his time with Chelsea, with the Blues winning the league in 2010, 2015 and 2017. He also won a Primeira Liga title in Portugal with Benfica in 2013-14.

Admittedly, the Serbian only made two Premier League appearances during the 2009/10 campaign, but we'll just about allow it.

During that period, the Gunners have failed to win a league title, having last triumphed in the 2003-04 'Invincibles' season.

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Extremely reminiscent of Mourinho.

The altercation at the Emirates was reminiscent of Matic's former manager Mourinho at both Stamford Bridge and Old Trafford.

Following a defeat against Tottenham Hotspur in August 2018, the then United boss raised three fingers in his post-match press conference.

Mourinho said: "Do you know what was the result? 3-0. But what this [three fingers] also means?

"It also means three Premier Leagues and I won more alone than the other 19 managers together. Me three, them two. So respect, respect, respect."

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The Red Devils' loss on Saturday afternoon means they are now six points behind Arsenal, who have a game in hand.