Jose Mourinho insists he wants to achieve ‘everything’ during his time at Manchester United.
The 53-year-old, who has won 17 major honours at four different clubs, took charge of the club in June, six months after being dismissed by Chelsea.
In his first press conference as Man United boss, he boldly outlined his desire to continue his record of being a serial winner at Old Trafford.
“I’m not humble when I talk about targets, I’m quite aggressive on that,” he said.
“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.”
To see a manager make such an emphatic statement of intent in his first press conference is music to the ears of Man United fans. It is a staggering contrast with David Moyes’ “we will do everything we can to make it difficult for Newcastle” mentality, as well as Louis van Gaal’s constant reference to “the process” and his “philosophy”.
This is a man who wants to immediately dominate in every possible way, who refuses to accept anything less than 1st spot. Such an attitude aligns perfectly with the ambitions of the club.
Mourinho’s ruthless mentality is already visible, despite the fact that he’s been at the club for under a month. New contracts for Michael Carrick, Marcus Rashford and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, alongside the captures of Eric Bailly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan are examples of Jose working quickly and effectively. One thing is for certain, Mourinho is not messing around and will be looking for silverware at Old Trafford.