Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has asked premier league defending champions Manchester City to pay him royalties for using him in City’s £10m Amazon Prime documentary All Or Nothing, which was released earlier this week.
The Portuguese manager who spoke to BBC Sport stated that the demand became necessary because Manchester City used him in the movie without paying him any money.
The movie which tells a story about how City overhauled the premier league title last season with 100 points under Pep Guardiola, seem not to respect the interest of others Mourinho believes.
A film crew was given behind-the-scenes access – including to the dressing room – for an eight-part documentary about City.
The United boss who was responding to questions about the movie said: “I think you can have a fantastic movie, respecting others. You don’t need to be disrespectful.” “The second reaction is because I am in the movie, I could ask for some royalties.”
The second episode shows City’s record-breaking 14th Premier League victory in a row, secured with a 2-1 win over United at Old Trafford in December 2017.
Although City could have won the title by beating Mourinho’s team at Etihad Stadium on 7 April and were 2-0 ahead at half-time – but United turned the game around to win 3-2.
Unfortunately, City had printed souvenir T-shirts in the hope they would be crowned champions that day, but the celebrations were delayed by two weeks.
Mourinho told the source: “You know, a movie without me doesn’t sell much. I needed to be there.
“But if they send me one of the shirts they had in the tunnel when we played there – the shirts that were saying ‘we did it on derby day’ – if they send me one of these shirts, I give up about the royalties.”
In the mean time, Manchester United suffered their first defeat in the premier league on Sunday following a 3-2 defeat by Brighton who took a comfortable 3-1 lead against Manchester United in the first half.