The Best & Funniest Quotes From Jose Mourinho's first Man United Press Conference

The Best & Funniest Quotes From Jose Mourinho's first Man United Press Conference


Stuart Ballard
Stuart Ballard

During his first press conference as Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho was, as always, in a mood to troll. Not only taking a pop at usual target Arsene Wenger, but also Wayne Rooney, LVG, Guardiola and pretty much everyone in football.

As per usual, Jose Mourinho loved having a little dig at Arsene Wenger during his press conference. After being asked about whether he has anything to prove after his struggles at Chelsea last term Mourinho used the classic deflection technique to troll the Arsenal manager.

"There are some managers that the last time they won a title was 10 years ago."

It’s safe to say that Jose Mourinho won’t be playing Rooney in the middle of the park. Mourinho clearly sees Rooney as an important player, but certainly not for his 50 yard spray balls from midfield. Either that or Jose really rates himself as a centre midfielder…

"You can tell me his pass is amazing but my pass is amazing too without pressure."

"He will be a No.9, a No.10, maybe a 9-and-a-half but never a No.6 or even a No.8."

Mourinho trolled more managers than just his arch nemesis Arsene Wenger. The dig on ‘philosophy’ could well have been targeted at either his predecessor Louis Van Gaal or the other managerial arrival in Manchester Pep Guardiola. Whoever he was targeting, Mourinho clearly believes he’s better than philosophy based managers and has bigger cojones by not sticking to one philosophy.

“I was never very good hiding behind words and philosophies. I was always much more aggressive in my approach.”

Now it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Jose Mourinho wishes Manchester United were in the Champions League. It would make United a more enticing prospect for transfer targets, earn the club more revenue and give them a chance of winning the big prize, but for Jose it’s all about those personal records…

"I feel a bit frustrated that I am not playing Champions League, I am chasing Sir Alex CL record for matches."

Jose Mourinho has really made his mark already and while they might not be the dominant powerhouse they once were under Sir Alex Ferguson, but Mourinho has declared that they remain the biggest club in UK and will focus on themselves not others. Exactly what United fans wanted to here…

"I am the manager of the biggest club in the UK. I am going to focus on our job and our club."

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