Jose Mourinho sends message to Man United fans: This is not a problem

Jose Mourinho insists that he does not feel burdened by expectations at Manchester United

Jose Mourinho has insisted that he does not feel weighed down by high expectations at Manchester United.

The Portuguese coach was drafted in to replace Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford back in May after the Red Devils won the FA Cup and finished fifth last season.

It has been something of a mixed start to life at Old Trafford for Mourinho, whose side have struggled to find consistent form in the Premier League.

However, having managed the likes of Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Chelsea during his career, Mourinho insists that the burden of expectations at Manchester United does not affect him.

Speaking in an interview with Manchester United’s website ahead of their Boxing Day clash against Sunderland, Mourinho said: ”I don’t feel it as a burden.

“I feel the great history of the club – it has only positive things and not negative things.

”If you have conditions to follow that successful history, then that’s a different story.

“One thing is Gary Neville, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, David Beckham and [Nicky] Butt, all these guys at 25 or 26 or 27 years old. Another thing is to have them at 30, 31 or 32.”

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Mourinho found himself out of work last December after he was sacked by Chelsea with the Blues struggling towards the bottom of the Premier League table.

The Red Devils then acted quickly to bring him in at the end of last season.

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