The Portuguese was introduced as Manchester United's new coach
Making friends. Mourinho started off strong in his presentation as Manchester United's new coach and he taunted more than once a few Premier League coaches. One of those who 'received' was Pep Guardiola, in a sentence in which Mou said that he was "never really good hiding behind philosophies", in a clear reference to the nickname he had when Ibrahimovic met him: the philosopher. Afterwards, when asked directly about Guardiola, the Portuguese avoided the rivalry: "La Liga was a two-horse race. This is why our relationship went that way. Here it doesn't make sense." Arsenal's coach, Arsène Wenger, also was the target of a few innuendos in a press conference in which Mourinho was very insolent.
"I was never really good hiding behind words or hiding behind philosophies. I never tried to be good at that. I want to be more aggressive and to be aggressive is to say we want to win."
"La Liga was a two-horse race. This is why our relationship was that way. Here, there are 20 horses. It doesn't make sense."
"Some coaches haven't won anything in 10 years. Or never. If I have to prove something, imagine the others..."
"We made a nucleus of four priorities. The third player (Mkhitaryan) will be official soon. When we have the fourth, I'll breathe."
"I want everything: I want to win, to play well, play yound players, score goals and I want the fans behind us."
"Manchester United is another dimension."
Footballers from the Academy
"I promoted 49. If you want the names, I can give you the names, If you want I can give you the paper..."
"Ryan wanted to be United's manager, but the club decided the job was for me."
"With me, he will never play as a '6' and he won't play 50 metres away from the goal. He'll be a 9, a 10 or a 9 1/2. But never a midfielder."