Jose Mourinho not surprised by Manchester United's awful league start

Arnold Nichols
September 2, 2018

And he went on the offensive again yesterday in another show of self-promotion after being asked what it meant to be in charge at Old Trafford.

" I am the manager of one of the greatest clubs in the world but I am also one of the greatest managers in the world".

We won Europa League because that was our level.

"They don't hide", he said admiringly, having previously gone public with his own disappointment at United's failure to land more than one of his transfer targets.

"Did you read any philosopher or in your formation you never spent time reading, for example, Hegel?" "Okay, so, just as an example: Hegel says, the truth is in the whole".

And as the United boss listed his achievements as a manager, including a respectable Premier League finish in hard circumstances last season, and enquired if they would ask the same of managers whose teams finished lower, he took the bait and gave them what they wanted. To the manager who finished fifth. [Klopp] never win (sic) anything in worldwide for example.

The 55-year-old is under pressure at United following a tough start to the season that has seen them lose 2-1 at Brighton and 3-0 at home to Spurs.

Asked if he would still be a great manager if he did not win the title with United - who have won the English top flight 20 times, including 13 Premier Leagues - the Portuguese replied: "Of course". Mourinho said (via And I answer you the question.

"I had great success last season". I had great success last season that's what you probably don't want to admit.

"We're in August. There are a lot of points to play for and the real season starts after the global break - every three games, the travelling and no time to prepare for the games".

"I have won eight titles". I am the only manager in the world that won Italy, Spain and England and by winning eight titles - not small titles, not small countries - eight proper titles.

Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero was also in the team against Stoke after recovering from the knee problem which ruled him out of the World Cup.

"Unfortunately it's our job", Guardiola said.

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