Jose Mourinho takes dig at Wenger and van Gaal in Man United press conference

by Tanveer Arayan


Jose Mourinho has taken digs at Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal in his first press conference as Old Trafford boss.

The Portuguese boss was finally unveiled to the media on Tuesday morning following his appointment at the club last month and he hasn’t failed to provide some quality entertainment.

He has previously labelled Wenger as a “specialist in failure” having not won a title since 2004 and was quick to point out the Frechman’s record when asked about whether he now has a point to prove following his sacking by Chelsea.

“There are some managers who last won a title 10 years ago,” he said.

“Some of them have won none of them. For me it was one year ago. If I have a lot to prove, imagine the others.

“I have to prove to myself. That’s my nature. I would never be able to work without success.”

Mourinho’s reputation took a hit after a disappointing start to the season but last year was just a blip on his impressive career and was the only year he hasn’t challenged for the title in his management career.

United fans are probably sick of the word “philosophy” after Louis van Gaal‘s antics at Old Trafford and Mourinho was quick to indicate he won’t be following the Dutchman’s path.

“I was never good at hiding behind words or philosophies,” he added.

“I was always more aggressive in my approach, with the risks it can bring. To say let’s work, let’s try to be back in the top-four, let’s try to do well in the Europa League – I am not good at that. To be more aggressive is to say we want to win.”

He’s finally back in England and will ready to get to work with his players ahead of the pre-season training at the Aon training complex.

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