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Mourinho starts off strong: "I was never really good hiding behind philosophies"

The Portuguese was introduced as Manchester United's new coach

Mourinho starts off strong: "I was never really good hiding behind philosophies"
Mourinho starts off strong: "I was never really good hiding behind philosophies"

The Portuguese was introduced as Manchester United's new coach

Mourinho

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.

Philosophy

"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."

Guardiola

"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."

Pressure?

"Some coaches haven't won anything in 10 years. Or never. If I have to prove something, imagine the others..."

Signings

"We made a nucleus of four priorities. The third player (Mkhitaryan) will be official soon. When we have the fourth, I'll breathe."

Objectives

"I want everything: I want to win, to play well, play yound players, score goals and I want the fans behind us."

His past?

"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..."

Giggs

"Ryan wanted to be United's manager, but the club decided the job was for me."

Rooney

"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."