Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho has branded former Real Madrid goalkeeper, Iker Casillas’ latest comments as “an interview with someone who is at the end of his career” after the Spaniard criticised the Portuguese for his conduct at Madrid.
The duo had clashed during Mourinho’s time at the Santiago Bernabeu, with Casillas accusing his former manager of bringing “moments of great tension”.
However, he admitted his regret for not taking ‘the bull by the horns’ and confronting the Manchester United boss.
“He was brought in to compete with Barcelona and brought moments of great tension and that Madridismo that I mentioned that I don’t like came out, there was a limit that he went to with me that I didn’t want to go to,” Casillas told Universo Valdano channel, Vamos.
“The third year wasn’t all good, although we won La Liga and it seems that there were many people whose relationship was shaken.
“It wasn’t good for him, nor for me nor for the club. I think if it happened all over again, I would have taken the bull by the horns and faced Mourinho.
“At that time, I opted to be quiet and I thought that was the way to honour the values of Real Madrid.
“Nobody has wanted to talk about Mourinho to this day and I think it is maybe better to let it be and let it go.”
Mourinho was clearly unimpressed with Casillas’ recent explosive comments and claimed that the World Cup winner wasn’t telling the truth.
He told Record, “This interview gives the idea of being an interview with someone who is at the end of his career.
“But when it comes to me, when he says that he has never confronted me, that does not correspond to the truth, in which there is no one to do it better than him: hidden!”