José Mourinho takes aim at Manchester United’s board

Tabitha Dunn
August 11, 2018

According to The Guardian, the Man United chiefs - who had previously put their hand in the pocket for Jose Mourinho - opted not to back the manager on this occasion.

Chief football writer Daniel Taylor writes: "United's conclusion was that in most cases Mourinho had targeted defenders who were no better than those they already had". Sir Alex Ferguson hates him because he was the reason behind Pogba's departure to Juventus in 2012.

Manchester United beat Leicester 2-1 tonight with Paul Pogba and Luke Shaw scoring before Jamie Vardy's late consolation. I need more changes.

"My view is that first of all is hard for me to believe we finished second when I listen, when I read, not much but sometimes I do, it is hard to believe that we finished second because you [the media] are capable of making people that finish second look like they were relegated, and people who win nothing, finish below us, and you make them look like serial winners", Mourinho said.

"He arrived Monday, happy, proud, a desire to work", said Mourinho.

"It will be a hard season for everybody".

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"For us, it will be a hard season because I had my plans, and I had my plans for many months, and I started the Premier League season without a situation I thought was possible".

The former Juventus player also indicated that he is ready to stay at United instead of pushing for a move to Spain by saying he wants to win the Premier League.

"They finished second which was great, but not winning anything at Man United is a major disappointment". The player's agent believes his client must join Barcelona as he could earn more at the La Liga. Stuff like that - they look up to me.

"I am not confident, and the market closes today, so it's time, at least for me, to stop thinking about the market because the market will be closed". Even like when Michael Carrick came to talk to me and told me he wanted me to wear it because of the story of what I give to the club, to the people, to the fans, to the young players in the Academy.

"That's football, that's football management, I think football is changing and probably football managers should be called head coaches".

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