Published: Sat, August 11, 2018
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Jose Mourinho Second with Manchester United among my biggest achievements

Jose Mourinho Second with Manchester United among my biggest achievements

The midfielder who amassed a total of 718 appearances for the club questioned the Portuguese manager's idea of a "new-look" for United, saying former manager Sir Alex Ferguson has already left the club with a ideal recipe for success.

"Sir Alex has already set a winning formula throughout his time at the club, and for some reason, we brought in managers who were trying to change that".

"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.

'The manager puts names out, after that it is how we feel, ' he said.

"I think what Jose Mourinho is saying is "that's what I need out here on this pitch in the first part of this season". We have to wait until the end of November to understand if we can fight for the title. It's something great. To win today was most important.

Leicester City reportedly wanted close to £75m and, despite Mourinho's protests, the Man United chiefs elected to pass.

Manchester United endured a poor summer this time around.

Brazil global Fred, highly-rated but raw full-back Diogo Dalot and third-choice goalkeeper Lee Grant all arrived at United by early July, but nobody followed despite Mourinho's explicit desire to bring in two more players.

"Of course, it will be a hard season for everybody".

"But you don't win anything with second and with Liverpool and Man City looking stronger than ever, I worry for them", he said.

Tottenham became the first Premier League team since the inception of the transfer window to go all summer without a new signing, as the deadline passed this evening with no Spurs incomings.

"I expect a better United than last season". I don't know their identity right now, I don't know how they can dig deep and turn a losing position to victory and they style that they'll come out with.

'I think football is changing, and probably football managers should be called now more head coaches.

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