JOSE MOURINHO has quoted Nelson Mandela claiming that he “gained and learnt” in his time at Outdated Trafford.
The 56-year-old was sacked final December after a broody spell that noticed outcomes and confidence plummet at United.
And when requested about his time with the Pink Devils forward of his first return tomorrow, he mentioned: “No regrets. I gained and I discovered.
“It is a closed chapter for me. I left the membership and took my time to course of every thing that occurred. I took my time to organize myself for the following problem.
“Actually, Manchester United for me now’s in my ebook of experiences, it’s in my historical past ebook.
“Like a bit like Mr Mandela was saying ‘you by no means lose, you win otherwise you study’. At United I gained and I discovered. My time after I left was a great time for me. It’s not for me to analyse United now.
“Now I analyse them as crew as an opponent, the way in which they play, how can they beat us, how can we beat them. That is for me the vital factor, nothing else.
“I’m not a villain, I’m not an enemy however I’m the coach attempting to win in opposition to Manchester United – that’s how they’re going to have a look at me.”
Mourinho was stuffed with optimistic phrases to say in regards to the Outdated Trafford supporters: “In relation to Solskjaer, he’s the man attempting to win the sport for United followers.
“They’re not going to assist me. One factor is a pleasant response however in the course of the sport they’re going to assist Solskjaer.
“That’s’ the character of the sport and the character of a spot with an unbelievable historical past and followers who perceive clearly the eagerness of the membership. They love the membership, they love Solskjaer.
“Once more, if you wish to talk about United as an opponent, let’s talk about them as an opponent.
“About my historical past there, go to my workplace upstairs and I nonetheless have a few photos of my Man United time and that’s it.
“These are issues they’ll do that season too. They will win the Europa League, they’ve certified for the knockout. They will win the Carabao Cup as they’re nonetheless within the competitors.
“They will win the FA Cup, they’ve obtained Wolves within the first spherical. They will obtain these targets. I did it, that’s how we did it in my time. We did it however they’ll additionally do it this season.
“Going again to Outdated Trafford is to return to a spot the place I used to be glad. I can say that I used to be glad. I’ve nice relation with Manchester United supporters.
“I went again as a pundit which is a distinct perspective. I used to be actually humbled by such a good looking reception.
“Tomorrow I’m going again because the coach of the crew that’s going is attempt to beat Manchester United and that possibly offers a distinct perspective.
“I count on this respect that they all the time present in the direction of me, however I perceive what they need is strictly the alternative of what I need.
“I need Tottenham to win, they need Manchester United to win. Through the match I count on them to neglect me and I count on them to assist their crew to get the consequence they need.”
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Spurs go into the match two factors and 4 locations above United within the Premier League desk, after profitable Mourinho’s opening two video games in cost to leapfrog the Pink Devils.
However victory for Solskjaer would see his crew soar again forward of Tottenham.
And that is likely to be crucial, with Spurs’ unemployed former boss Mauricio Pochettino’s shadow looming giant over the Norwegian at Outdated Trafford.