The relationship between the Portuguese boss and star midfielder Paul Pogba has been much-scrutinised this season, with Mourinho keeping the France worldwide out of the United first team at times. I missed the 6-1 defeat in 2001 through injury and remember the boss pulling me shortly afterwards and saying, 'When are you going to be fit?' He had never said anything like that to me before but it showed how much those games meant to him. I believed that if ever I went into teaching it will be the proper reminder of how finest to defend as a staff.
Mourinho succeeded Louis Van Gaal and led United to the Europa League, League Cup and the Community Shield titles in his first season in charge. "An unbelievable team. I realise that better with a distance than at the time".
Valencia has been a credible performer for United over the years but his position remains uncertain beyond next term considering the club are already on the search for a long-term replacement.
Jose Mourinho has defended his decision to sign Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal, despite him enduring a hard start to life at Manchester United. "The little negative episodes, yes I do and maybe he does". The majority of them, after the last match [against Chelsea in the FA Cup final], they will go to their national teams and to the World Cup, so to have a couple of days without football, I think it was nice for them.
"These great teams Arsenal had fought shoulder-to-shoulder with Manchester United, made Manchester United better and better".
"Actually, I don't even know who's a journalist and who isn't anymore, because nowadays anyone can be a journalist". I have to say I am very, very happy for him and he knows that. "I am always loyal to this club". And as such might not field a strong team against Manchester United, in the hope of picking a Europa League final ticket when they face Atletico Madrid at the second leg of the Europa League semi-final at the Wanda Metropolitano.