Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has re-ignited his war of words with Cristiano Ronaldo by saying the Portuguese winger immature and lacks respect.
The Portuguese tactician began the spat by complaining that Manchester United had been the recipients of some favourable penalty decisions.
Ronaldo replied by stating Mourinho ‘does not know how to admit his own’ failures.
However, Mourinho has hit back and suggested that a lack of education maybe behind his fiery nature.
“It’s a game where a kid had some statements not very…not showing maturity and respect, maybe difficult childhood, no education, maybe the consequence of that,” he said in the Daily Mail.
“Sir Alex felt he had to protect this boy. But normal things…I have no problems with him (Ferguson). I have no problem with the boy.”
Meanwhile, in the wake of Chelsea’s 2-2 draw at home to Bolton on Saturday, a result which appeared to have ended their hopes of retaining the title, Mourinho reminded his players that they still have much to play for this season. With an FA Cup final to come, plus the small matter of a Champions League semi-final to play against Liverpool on Tuesday, the former Porto boss was eager for his players to maintain their focus.
“I had my team-talk with them after the game,” he continued in the Guardian. “I wanted them to remember where we are and what we are going and what we have to do.”