Jose Mourinho contradicts himself with verdict on Manchester United’s ‘bad season’
Former Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho believes expectations at the club have dropped since his departure from Old Trafford.
The Portuguese won the Europa League and League Cup during his time at United, and was the last manager to win a trophy with the club.
Mourinho was relieved of his duties midway through his third season, eventually being replaced by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and has since been sacked by Tottenham, while he will manage Roma next season.The three-time Premier League winner has not been afraid to issue his verdict on his spell at United and believes the situation has altered significantly.
“Manchester United was a situation where we won three trophies in the first season. When I met you I wanted more,” he told the Sun.
“I am very optimistic but I am very realistic. When we did that at Manchester United by winning the Europa League, and the domestic cup, I felt for the next step it would not be enough.
“This season, people were saying, ‘Great season, you finished second.’ I’d say, ‘We finished second. It’s a bad season.’
“I like Manchester United, the fans were amazing with me. And I think it is good for them that another season without trophies is seen as positive. But with me the level of expectation coming from the media is completely different.”
Mourinho’s comments regarding finishing second might cause a stir, considering he did the same with United and declared it to be one of his finest achievements.