Jose Mourinho: What made me fall in love with Man United

Look away Chelsea supporters! Jose Mourinho discusses his affection for Manchester United

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Jose Mourinho has revealed that the people at Manchester United have kindled a desire for the manager to work very hard to restore the club to its former glory.

The Portuguese coach was appointed as the new Manchester United manager in May after Louis van Gaal led the Red Devils to a disappointing fifth-placed finish last term.

Mourinho wasted no time recruiting some world-class players to resurrect the Manchester outfit’s fortunes after the new boss added Eric Bailly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Paul Pogba to his squad.

The former Chelsea boss struggled in his opening couple of months as Manchester United manager after the Red Devils managed to record just two wins during a 11-game run in the Premier League.

However, the 20-time English champions have found their stride under the new manager in recent weeks after a run of six successive Premier League victories to drag Manchester United back into the top-four race.

Speaking to the club’s website, Mourinho explained what made the manager fall in love with the Old Trafford outfit.

“Well, the thing that made me immediately feel deeply about the club and the people, and the desire to work for the people, is the people,” Mourinho said.

“The [people are the] typical Manchester United supporters, the ones that have unbelievable memories of the past, but know the realities of the moment. The ones who keep the expectations for the future but understand the road to arrive there and are always supporting the team, even in the bad moments we have had.

“That, for me, is the most significant thing because it’s the thing that makes you fall in love with a new club. I think that’s the thing that touched me more.”

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