EPL: Manchester United not supposed to win trophies – Mourinho


Roma manager, Jose Mourinho has suggested his former club, Manchester United is not expected to win trophies.

The Portuguese said the pressure mounted on him to win titles for Manchester United and Tottenham was unrealistic.

The Red Devils have not won the Premier League title in nine years, since Sir Alex Ferguson’s final campaign in charge in 2013.

They only won the FA Cup in 2016 under Louis van Gaal in the FA Cup and the Dutchman was sacked shortly afterwards.

Van Gaal was replaced by Mourinho, who would go on to win the Community Shield, Carabao Cup and Europa League.

The former Chelsea, Real Madrid and Inter Milan boss was ultimately sacked in December 2018 with United 11 points adrift of the top four and suffered a similar fate in his next job at Tottenham.

Asked if both he and Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti had silenced their critics, Mourinho instead flipped the question and suggested the issue was never with their coaching ability but rather, the clubs they were at.

“You know, people they saw me taking up jobs where they thought that I could win trophies but they were not jobs where we were expected to lift trophies.

“But when you have such a winning career on a cyclical basis so to speak, you can expect that, people can say that.

“Personally I’m not worried about this [being replaced by younger coaches]. I do not think and focus on the generations, I focus on quality.”

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