• Week in Words

Mourinho and Moyes as helpful as ever

ESPN staff
December 8, 2013
Fair to say Mourinho wasn't happy with Chelsea's defeat to Stoke © Getty Images

In the latest collection of our favourite quotes from the week, Jose Mourinho and David Moyes are in no mood to co-operate, Manuel Pellegrini and Brendan Rodgers embark on a bit of my-dad's-bigger-than-your-dad fun, and Dereck Chisora is the real deal...

"I don't feel very comfortable to tell you exactly what I think about the game - I prefer to be simple and pragmatic and say that we scored one goal less than them and we lost"

Thank goodness Jose Mourinho was available after Chelsea's defeat to Stoke to explain to us how football scoring works

"You can ask, but I might not answer"

Manchester United manager David Moyes was in equally helpful mood ahead of the Newcastle match

"I'll be honest, I don't rate you. After 30 fights you're still knocking over nobodies. When are you going to step up and fight a real contender?"

Dereck Chisora baits undefeated heavyweight Deontay Wilder with an open letter

"If you look at Messi and Ronaldo they have been out on their own for a couple of years. Luis is only 26 and I think he will make improvements to his game over the coming years"

Brendan Rodgers considers Luis Suarez to be the third best player in the world

"[Aguero] is the most complete player in the Premier League. Suarez is a very important striker, but I think Sergio gives more to the team"

But Manuel Pellegrini disagrees

"I can't think of a shot he missed. It was Tiger-esque"

Graeme McDowell watched on in awe as Tiger Woods carded a magical second-round 62 at the World Challenge

"I heard before the tournament Joe Johnson was slating me. If that guy isn't the worst commentator in the world, he's in the top three"

Fair to say Johnson is not on John Higgins' Christmas card list

"We will hope for our best but it is like Forrest Gump and his box of chocolates. We will open it up and see what we get, then try and digest it"

Seems the humidity in Brazil was affecting Roy Hodgson ahead of the World Cup draw

"When I arrived here, people explained I couldn't win the title as I am foreign. Everybody has their own logic"

Arsene Wenger is not too happy with Match of the Day - one less programme for the Arsenal boss to watch now

"We are all thinking there's a miracle person out there... There isn't"

Bottom-of-the-Premiership Worcester's director of rugby Dean Ryan on why the club will not be buying in new players

"It's a very driven agenda by somebody that doesn't honour the club, neither myself nor my players. It's their team, their passion and they don't trade it for anything else, not like Alan Sugar who trades it for money"

Andre Villas-Boas launched a scathing attack on former Tottenham chairman Sugar, who had called him "useless"

"A couple of people insult my integrity, my human values, my professionalism and one of these people is sitting over here"

Daily Mail journalists Martin Samuel and Neil Ashton were also in AVB's crosshair

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