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Mourinho's first press conference: goals, signings, Rooney, Giggs

José Mourinho, the new Manchester United manager, spoke in his first press conference about objectives, signings, Rooney, Giggs...and possibly Wenger.


José Mourinho was presented to the salivating media outlets today as he set out his plans for the reigniting of a great Manchester United. The Portuguese manager spoke about how he felt about coming to the club, his objectives, the recent departure of club legend Ryan Giggs and the role of Wayne Rooney. He also talked signings and possibly had a sly dig at an old rival, Arsene Wenger.

Here are some of the highlights but you can also enjoy the video above...


"I think it is a job everyone wants and not many have a chance to have and I have it. It is not a dream job, it is reality."


"It would be quite pragmatic to say let's work and let's try to be back to the Champions League, be back to the top four, I am not good on that and I didn't want to be good on that. I am more aggressive. We want to win. I want everything. I want to win matches, I want to play well, I don't want to concede goals. I want the fans to be behind us. Of course, we're not going to get everything, but we want to."


"There are some managers who haven't won titles for 10 years. Some of them never. The last time I won was a year ago. If I have something to prove, imagine the others. That's my feeling. I feel that I have to prove not to the others but to myself. I would never be able to work without success. That is my nature."


"We decided four targets, Until we have the fourth, we are still working hard. The third player will be official soon. After that I can breathe"


"It is not my responsibility Ryan is not in the club. The job Ryan wanted is the job the club decided to give me. If, one day, he wants to be back to the club while I am here, I would never stop him."


"Maybe he is not a striker any more, maybe he is not a number nine any more, but with me he will never be a number six or somebody who plays 50 metres away from the goal," said Mourinho. Yes, his pass is amazing, but my pass is also amazing without pressure. To put the ball in the net is the most difficult thing you have to find. For me, he will be a number nine, a 10, a nine-and-a-half but not a six. Not even an eight."


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