Jose Mourinho: 'Manchester United fans must forget past three years'

Jose Mourinho the manager of Chelsea gestures during the UEFA Champions League Group G match between Chelsea FC and FC Dynamo Kyiv at Stamford Bridge on November 4, 2015

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New Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has told the club’s supporters to “forget the last three years” and instead focus on the present day.

The Portuguese was finally appointed as Louis van Gaal‘s successor at Old Trafford on Friday morning following months of constant speculation.

Mourinho will be tasked with bringing sustained success back to United following a turbulent period since Sir Alex Ferguson stepped down from his position as manager in 2013, with just one FA Cup – won by Van Gaal in his final game at the helm – to show for the past three years.

Speaking to United’s in-house TV station MUTV, the former Chelsea boss said: “I think we can look at our club in two perspectives – one is the past three years and another is the history. I prefer to forget the last three years. I prefer to focus on the giant club I have in my hands now.

“What the fans are expecting me to say is that I want to win. The players need to hear that, but I think we can really, it’s not just to say it. I want to give what I have and what I don’t have. To give everything to go in the direction we want.”

Mourinho will not hold his first official press conference as Man United manager until July, ahead of the pre-season trip to the Far East.

Source: Sportsmole – Champions League

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