Jose Mourinho claims his arrival at Manchester United represents a ‘new chapter’ for the club.
Mourinho’s arrival in June was greeted with rapturous acclaim, with many believing Sir Alex Ferguson’s appropriate successor had been finally appointed following three tumultuous years under David Moyes and Louis van Gaal.
Speaking in his first press conference, the 53-year-old claimed the club is entering a new era in light of his arrival.
“It’s a new chapter in the club’s life,” he said.
“Always when you change a manager, I feel it is a sad moment but it is a new chapter now.
“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.”
Mourinho, upon his arrival, made it clear he wanted to forget about the last three years at Old Trafford. They represent an old, gloomy chapter in Man United’s history.
From the very start, Mourinho has ensured that he doesn’t contribute to this grim, post-Fergie chapter, and instead write one of his own.