Former Chelsea boss, Jose Mourinho compounded the woes of his former player and now coach of the club when the Portuguese lashed out the awful performance of Chelsea in their 0-4 loss to Manchester United on Sunday.
He has hit back at Mourinho, his old boss. Working as a pundit for
Sky Sports, Mourinho took issue with Lampard’s team selection for his first competitive game in charge and singled out Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham and Andreas Christensen.
‘My feeling is that today they had a possibility to play with more know-how,’ said Mourinho.
‘(Marcos) Alonso was on the bench, (N’Golo) Kante was on the bench, (Olivier) Giroud was on the bench, and to come to Old Trafford, even if this is not the huge Manchester United that used to scare people, it’s Manchester United.
‘A little bit of experience would fit well with the team. You look to the performance of Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham, even of Christensen and for matches of this dimension you need a little bit more.’
Lampard reacted with disbelief when told about Mourinho’s comments afterwards.
‘He didn’t like the performance of Mason Mount? Did he say Mason Mount?’ said Lampard.
‘I don’t have to be too concerned about what anyone else says, the pundits, but what is clear is the squad is the squad we’ve got and I believe in it.’
Mount wasn’t the only player Mourinho took aim at after Sunday’s match.
The former United boss warned United’s £80m debutant Harry Maguire that he will have to cover left-back Luke Shaw during matches throughout the season.
Mourinho infamously had a tumultuous relationship with Shaw during his time at Old Trafford.
‘Maguire is attracted to the outside to cover for Luke [Shaw],’ Mourinho said.
‘He [Maguire] will learn over the season he needs to do that a lot [cover for Shaw].’
After a 1-1 draw against Everton in 2017, where Shaw had produced an impressive display, Mourinho said: ‘It was Shaw’s body with my brain’.