Date: 19th August 2016 at 9:18am
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As Jose Mourinho prepares to make his United bow at Old Trafford he’s confirmed that coming to this club is basically the pinnacle of his career, which still has plenty of mileage.

He’s worked at Barcelona, been in charge of Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid but Mourinho feels he’s at ‘the top of his career’ by being the boss at United.

Ahead of this first match at Old Trafford against Southampton tonight he told Sky Sports as much and also said he’s got another 15-years ahead of him.

‘I have been in some of the biggest clubs in the world. This is like the top of my career, but it comes in the early stage of my career. Because as a manager I am really young, and I think I have the best years of my career to come up. I was not joking (when I say 15 more years as a manager). 53 plus 15 is 68, so I would say 14, 15, 16 more years, but I don’t see myself going home before 70.’

Before he become our boss he had a great record against United losing only two of his 20-matches against the Red Devils in competitive action for Porto, Chelsea, Inter and Madrid with so infamous actions seen.

He admitted he’s not always ‘behaved the best way’, like his running along the touchline to celebrated a goal, bit he’s always tried to ‘create a good relationship with the fans’ and liked to have a good relationship with the fans at Old Trafford.

Now things are different as he looks to entertain the Old Trafford faithful as the United boss.

‘I always tried to be nice and have a relationship with the fans at Old Trafford. This time I go and for the first time I can do what I never did, which is ask for their support. I always play against them, and this time they are on my side. As a fan you can go to the stadium and watch the game, or you can go and play, and what I ask them to do is go to Old Trafford and play. If they play, it’s 80,000 + 11, versus 11, and the opposition has no chance. I give them that responsibility, if they are behind my players we have a big chance.’

It should be some occasion tonight as Mourinho sits in the United dugout for the first time competitively as our boss shouldn’t it!

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