‘A***hole, your sister!’: AC Milan boss Stefano Pioli launches astonishing foul-mouthed rant towards Manchester United coach Kieran McKenna after taking exception to his ‘good team’ comment following their Europa League exit
- Stefano Pioli shouted a foul-mouthed rant in Kieran McKenna’s direction
- Manchester United dumped Milan out of the Europa League with a 1-0 victory
- AC Milan boss took offence by McKenna saying ‘good team’ to him afterwards
- Pioli insisted that Milan ‘deserved’ to through instead of United after the defeat
AC Milan boss Stefano Pioli unleashed an astonishing foul-mouthed rant and shouted ‘a***hole’ and ‘your sister’ at Kieran McKenna after taking umbrage to his ‘good team’ comment following their Europa League exit against Manchester United.
The Serie A side crashed out of the competition on Thursday night after Paul Pogba’s second-half strike in Milan handed United victory in a tense match to help them sneak through to the quarter-finals.
Tempers threatened to boil over after the final whistle when a frustrated Pioli shouted expletives as he headed down the tunnel after United coach McKenna had said ‘good team’ and nudged him as he walked past.
AC Milan boss Stefano Pioli (left) aimed an astonishing foul-mouthed rant at Manchester United coach Kieran McKenna (right) after their Europe League exit on Thursday night
Ending of Milan-Manchester United:
Solskjaer told to Pioli “good team”.
Possibly as sportsmanship.
But possibly Pioli took it as patronising, and replied in Italian:
“Good team this f**k, you as****e, donkey! your sister good team, your sister”
— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) March 19, 2021
The Milan boss, clearly incensed that McKenna had meant offence, turned around and said in his direction: ‘Good team s***, a***hole you are nothing else, a***! your sister good team, your sister.’
Milan had been in the ascendancy after drawing the first leg at Old Trafford thanks to a last-gasp equaliser, but were edged out by United on their own patch on Thursday night.
The defeat marks the latest setback for the Italian side, whose season is in danger of unravelling after such a promising start.
Pioli’s men had been the league leaders in Serie A for much of the season but have fallen nine points off their city rivals Inter in the title race after a dip in form in recent months.
Paul Pogba scored the only goal of the night as United won in Milan to progress to the quarters
Milan were in the ascendancy after drawing first leg but blew their chance to win on home soil
The 55-year-old was left ruining his side’s mistakes against United but insisted that they ‘deserved’ to go through instead of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men, with even Luke Shaw admitting that their performance was ‘awful’ despite winning the match.
Speaking afterwards, Pioli said: ‘It’s an elimination that really disappoints us, because over the two legs we played like a great team and should’ve scored in the first half.
‘It’s a pity, we did so much to get here and the team deserved to continue, but we had to give it a little bit more. I don’t think we deserved to go out.
‘We are talking about a Manchester United side that reached the Europa League semi-final last season, that was in the Champions league group phase this term and two weeks ago beat Manchester City 2-0.
Pioli insisted afterwards that his Milan side ‘deserved’ to go through instead of United
‘Over the two legs, we did so much right, but the two goals we conceded were more down to our own errors than their credit, that’s what is disappointing.
‘It becomes difficult for me to reproach my lads after two performances with heart, spirit, determination, courage and quality.
‘Now we have to get right back on track in Serie A.’
United will now face Granada in the Europa League quarter-finals, which commence next month.