Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has taken a fresh swipe at the media.

Mou's future has been under intense scrutiny during the winter break.

"There are people that write without being informed and I don't feel like discussing the process that has led to this decision. We're left with the 'clever' ones who have given their opinion. Players speak and if they speak it's because we've wanted them to express whatever they wish to with total freedom. I'm not going to comment on their statement."