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Why Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho gave Juventus fans three-fingered salute

Jose Mourinho gave Juventus fans his three-fingered salute after they called him a ‘son of a b****’ in a chant during Champions League tie at Old Trafford

Jose Mourinho’s three-fingered salute to the crowd reared its head again during Manchester United’s Champions League defeat by Juventus on Tuesday.

United fell a goal down after just 17 minutes courtesy of a Paulo Dybala strike and were left constantly chasing the game.

The Italian giants were in cruise control and their fans were as audible as ever, with many deciding to get on Mourinho’s back.

Jose Mourinho gave a three-fingered salute to Juventus fans at Old Trafford on Tuesday

It was in reference to the treble he won with Inter Milan at Juventus' expense in 2009-10

It was in reference to the treble he won with Inter Milan at Juventus’ expense in 2009-10

MOURINHO’S HONOURS 

Porto

Primeira Liga (2), Taca de Portugal, Supertaca Candido de Oliveira, Champions League & UEFA Cup

Chelsea

Premier League (3), FA Cup, League Cup (3) & Community Shield

Inter Milan

Serie A (2), Coppa Italia, Supercoppa Italiana & Champions League

Real Madrid

La Liga, Copa del Rey & Supercopa de Espana 

Manchester United

League Cup, Community Shield & Europa League  

Juve supporters proceeded to take aim at Mourinho mid-way through the second half, reportedly singing songs and chants which included phrases such as ‘Mourinho s*** man’ and ‘Mourinho son of a b****’.

The Portuguese then responded by directing his three fingers towards the away end in a gesture which alluded to his time managing Juve’s rivals Inter Milan.

During Mourinho’s stint at the San Siro he bagged a stunning treble, during which his side knocked Juve out of the Coppa Italia at the quarter-finals and finished 27 points above them in the Serie A table.

The gesture comes after he did the very same thing at Stamford Bridge last weekend. 

Mourinho remains Chelsea’s most successful coach, having managed to win three Premier League titles during two stints in west London.

But, on Saturday, Mourinho returned to the Bridge with United and looked to have completed a sensational turnaround, courtesy of an Anthony Martial double, before Ross Barkley fired home a stoppage-time equaliser.

Some sections of Blues supporters jeered at the final whistle, to which Mourinho responded by throwing his three fingers up to the crowd, denoting his three league titles he won during his tenure there.

It comes after the Portuguese put his three fingers up to Chelsea fans on the weekend

It comes after the Portuguese put his three fingers up to Chelsea fans on the weekend



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