Jose Mourinho reacts to Man United’s Champions League draw

Jose Mourinho reacts to Man United’s Champions League draw

Jose Mourinho reacts to Man United’s Champions League draw

"Did you read any philosopher or in your formation you never spent time reading, for example, Hegel?", Mourinho asked one reporter.

Mourinho received an unlikely ally yesterday when Pep Guardiola, the Manchester City manager and a long-standing adversary, said the Portuguese's record deserved respect.

The manager, seeking an upturn at Burnley today after United's worst start to a season in 26 years, said that while he would like to maintain the front-foot approach his side took against Tottenham on Monday, his lack of quality in defence might stop him.

"We won the Europa League, because that was our level, and we are the last team in England to win a European competition. And last season, I repeat, my second position last season is one of my greatest achievements in football".

Mourinho was present at Burnley's Europa League qualifier with Olympiacos in midweek.

Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero was also in the team against Stoke after recovering from the knee problem which ruled him out of the World Cup. When he said I haven't won anything outside of Germany he's right.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola was asked on Friday whether he was surprised at the pressure Mourinho is now under, he said: "It's our job unfortunately. It has happened to me in the past and unfortunately as managers our job depends on results", Guardiola told the BBC. When we don't win we are not good, so it's simple like that.

Mourinho also praised defender Luke Shaw - a player he has criticised in the past - who was called up to Gareth Southgate's England squad for September's fixtures against Spain and Switzerland.

However, according to The Mirror, Mourinho told the United board not to move for Ronaldo this summer, with the Red Devils boss instead wanting to splash the cash on a new centre-back.

"A proper player is a player of consistency".

"Mentally, physically he is stronger, tactically, he has a better understanding and we are very, very happy with him". Nobody will ever take away the eight league titles he has won, nor his 17 other trophies of various shapes and sizes, but if he makes a mess of things at Old Trafford there is a possibility there will be few additions to his honours list going forward.

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