Jose Mourinho 'told Manchester United not to sign Cristiano Ronaldo'


"I analyse my performance, myself and, for me, it is more important what I think than what you think".

Following the match, Mourinho criticised a reporter for showing him a lack of respect and reminded the media that he has won more Premier League titles than the other 19 managers in the Premier League combined.

It was a reference to his overall record as a manager, having won the Champions League twice - with Porto and Inter Milan - and eight domestic league titles in his time in Portugal, England, Italy and Spain.

"Two seasons ago we had a fantastic season because we won the Europa League". That's easy. I had, last season, great success. There are teams above us but there a lot of points to play for and after the worldwide break the real season starts.

He also said second place last season was "one of his greatest achievements".

Burnley will have a quick turnaround after dropping out of the Europa League with a 4-2 aggregate defeat to Olympiakos on Thursday night, but Sean Dyche preferred to focus on the positives from the Clarets' first European campaign in 51 years, ahead of a tough challenge from United on Sunday.

"I have won eight titles".

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"It's our job unfortunately". When we don't win we are not good, so it's simple like that.

Luke Shaw scored his first senior goal against Leicester City earlier this month.

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. Fred has played in all three matches for United this season, which is in stark contrast to another signing, Diogo Dalot.

"In this moment he is feeling the good results of the hard work and the good results of many people that work with him and try to make him a proper football player, because a proper football player is a player of consistency".

"He's physically and mentally stronger, tactically with a better understanding".

"We are very, very happy with him".

And when it was confirmed to him that Jurgen Klopp had been asked about his own failure to win the league, Mourinho said: "Because he never won anything in global for example..."