Here is the full transcript of Jose Mourinho’s first brief interview as Manchester United manager. He spoke with Manchester United TV shortly after his unveiling on Friday…
How do you feel?
“I feel great, I think it comes in the right moment of my career because Man United is one of these clubs where you need to be prepared for it, because it is what I used to call a giant club. And giant clubs must be for the best managers, and I think I am ready for it.
“So I can say I am happy, I am proud, I am honoured, but the reality is that what I love is to work and I cannot wait for 7th July to go onto the pitch.
What are your ambitions?
“I think we can look at our club now in two perspectives, one perspective is the past three years and the other perspective is the club history. I think I prefer to forget the past three years, I prefer to focus on the giant club I have in my hands now and I think what the fans are expecting me to say is I want to win.
“I think the players need to listen, I want to win, and more than anything else I need the supporters and the players to feel [that]. I say that but I think we can, really.
“It’s not just to say what I say, so yes, I want to focus on the history of this giant club and give what I have and what I don’t have, so I will give absolutely everything to try to go in the direction we want.
What is your message to United fans?
“You know I think I know what they [supporters] can give me, I think also they know what I can give them, obviously the most important thing are the players, and the relations of the players is to finish with them, but what I think is very important and curious is I have played so many times against Man United and I played so many times at Old Trafford with other clubs and there was empathy, no problems.
“In fact I was pushed by that feeling to say sometimes my clubs were not happy with.
“I remember for example when I won at Old Trafford with Real Madrid I told that the best team lost and not many people were happy at Real Madrid.”