English Premiership

'Aggressive' Mourinho 'wants everything'

2016-07-12 12:17
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Cape Town - In what can only be music to Manchester United fans' ears, Jose Mourinho has vowed that he won't be "humble" when it comes to reaching his targets as he "wants everything".

Mourinho will be the first to admit that his team will need major work if they are to improve on last year's disappointing sixth place in the English Premier League.

However, he insisted during his unveiling as Red Devils manager that "this challenge does not make me nervous, it comes at the right time in my career".

The club have already signed three players, defender Eric Bailly, striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic and midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan, while there is talk that a fourth player could join with Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba top of the list of names mentioned.

Manchester United fans, though, will no doubt be delighted to hear that their new boss will go all out to reach his goals this campaign.

"I’m not humble when I talk about targets, I’m quite aggressive on that," Mourinho told the club's website. 

"I want everything and everything is to win matches, play well, score goals, don’t concede goals... everything. I want everything. I know that we are speaking about a hypothetical situation which is very difficult to reach but I want everything."

He added: "The passion the fans have is for the club and I feel that I am a club man. When I arrived, I wore the [United] shirt immediately and this is the kind of club and the kind of shirt that I am very proud to represent. I am going to do my best to be happy and to make the people happy."

Mourinho also revealed that one or two players could leave Old Trafford during the transfer window with the likes of Juan Mata and Bastian Schweinsteiger rumoured to be on their way out.

"It’s a new chapter in the club’s life. Always when you change a manager, I feel it is a sad moment but it is a new chapter now," he said. 

"We have brought a few new faces in, we will keep some others but, in the end, it doesn’t matter who the manager is, it doesn’t who the new players are or who is staying or leaving, it’s Man United and Man United is much more than any one of us."


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