Sunday 5 February 2017

Mourinho Looking To Win Titles For United

Jose Mourinho believes he is an icon in all the club’s he has won trophies at and is looking to repeat the feat at United.

The Portuguese won the UCL at Porto, before moving to Chelsea and winning the Premier League and domestic cup.

Mourinho then joined Inter and won the Serie A, Coppa Italia and UCL treble. He also won the La Liga with Real Madrid, before returning to Chelsea for a second spell and winning the title again.

Pressed on what he has to do in order to become a club legend, Mourinho told reporters: “I have to win titles for the club, like I did in every club where I was.

“I am a legend in my clubs. I am a legend in Porto, in Inter, in Chelsea. I belong to their history really, really high.

“In Real Madrid I belong to their history. Manchester United I belong to the history because I have a picture in one room where all the managers are. But I won a Community Shield and nothing else.

“I think I am working really hard, harder than ever. But the reality is that the history is made by the numbers. It is made by the number of trophies.

“My history as a manager is made by 23 trophies. It is not made by second, fifth, lost a cup, lost the final. The history is made by victories.

“In another three competitions we can win – we are there.

“We have a 50 per cent chance of winning the League Cup. We are in the last 16 of the FA Cup and last 32 of the Europa League.”

While he is a proven winner, Mourinho concedes that he needs to establish a similar mentality in those around him.

He added: “That is why we win things step by step. Competing, learning how to feel the pressure if you have a final to play, a final to win.

“You have semi-finals. You are in the league. Your opponent loses 24 hours later. You need to win to recover these points. To feel this pressure. To cope in how to live with this.

“It is something that of course we don’t have enough of.

“And the ones with a history of success where that belongs to their natural habitat are Wayne Rooney, Michael Carrick.

“Who else? Zlatan Ibrahimovic but not in our club. Antonio Valencia and not much else.”

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