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  • Forget last three years, Mourinho tells United

    Forget last three years, Mourinho tells United

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    Forget last three years, Mourinho tells United

    By Steve Tongue LONDON (Reuters) - Jose Mourinho will forget what has gone on for the last three disappointing seasons at Manchester United, he said in his first interview after being installed as manager on Friday. Since Alex Ferguson retired after winning the Premier League in 2013 the club have finished seventh, fourth and fifth, securing their only silverware in that time by winning this season's FA Cup. That trophy was not enough to save Louis van Gaal who was dismissed this week following …

  • Soccer-Forget last three years, Mourinho tells United

    Soccer-Forget last three years, Mourinho tells United

    Reuters
    Soccer-Forget last three years, Mourinho tells United

    By Steve Tongue LONDON (Reuters) - Jose Mourinho will forget what has gone on for the last three disappointing seasons at Manchester United, he said in his first interview after being installed as manager on Friday. Since Alex Ferguson retired after winning the Premier League in 2013 the club have finished seventh, fourth and fifth, securing their only silverware in that time by winning this season's FA Cup. "I think I prefer to forget the past three years," Mourinho told the club's TV …

  • Supercoach Mourinho anointed at Manchester United

    Supercoach Mourinho anointed at Manchester United

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    Supercoach Mourinho anointed at Manchester United

    Manchester United on Friday anointed Jose Mourinho as their third new manager in less than three years in their bid to reinstate the club as a title-winning force in England and Europe. After three days of talks, Mourinho agreed a three-year contract on a bumper salary reportedly worth more than $20 million (19.5 million euros) a year. The Red Devils need dragging out of the doldrums after first David Moyes and then Louis van Gaal failed to emulate the title-laden glory years under Alex …

  • Mourinho and Guardiola set for first faceoff in Beijing

    Mourinho and Guardiola set for first faceoff in Beijing

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    Mourinho and Guardiola set for first faceoff in Beijing

    By Steve Tongue LONDON (Reuters) - The new managers of Manchester United and Manchester City will face an early confrontation when the teams meet in a friendly in Beijing on July 25. Jose Mourinho, officially confirmed as United boss on Friday, and old adversary Pep Guardiola, who is replacing Manuel Pellegrini at City, will renew hostilities in the pre-season International Champions Cup. There was little love lost between the pair when Mourinho was in charge at Real Madrid and Guardiola …

  • Mourinho and Man Utd go in search of Midas touch

    Mourinho and Man Utd go in search of Midas touch

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    Mourinho and Man Utd go in search of Midas touch

    In accepting the challenge of attempting to drag Manchester United out of the doldrums, Jose Mourinho will also seek to restore gloss to his own tainted reputation. The brash 53-year-old Portuguese is a serial winner, having notably won eight league titles and two Champions Leagues, but Chelsea's spectacular collapse over the first half of this season resurrected old doubts about his ability to deliver long-term success. The season also provided recurring reminders of Mourinho's propensity …