‘I only think about Manchester United’: Jose Mourinho says he wants to extend Old Trafford stay as he rules out return to Real Madrid
- Jose Mourinho says he would like to prolong his stay at Manchester United
- Mourinho also ruled out a return to former club Real Madrid in the future
- The Portuguese’s deal at Old Trafford expires at the end of the 2019-20 season
- Manchester United face Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus at Old Trafford on Tuesday
Jose Mourinho says he wants to extend his stay at Manchester United.
Speaking ahead of Tuesday night’s Champions League clash with Juventus, the Portuguese was asked if he would like to return to Real Madrid.
‘No,’ he said. ‘My future is here – I have a contract and until the final of my contract I only think about Manchester United.’
Jose Mourinho (pictured) says he wants to extend his stay at Manchester United
The Portuguese also ruled out a return to former club Real Madrid in the future
Mourinho’s deal runs until 2020, with the option of another year. ‘I would like to stay after my contract runs out as well,’ he added.
A spiky Mourinho also deflected a question about Paul Pogba taking on former club Juventus.
He said: ‘I don’t like this press conference. I don’t want to speak about Pogba, I don’t want to speak about individuals, I don’t want to speak to the Spanish journalists because they are only interested in Real Madrid and Ronaldo
‘Now I’m going to play against one of the big clubs in the world, one of the biggest candidates of winning the competition, that’s what motivates me, that’s what brings me here and this press conference is going in another direction so if you go in another direction, I also want to go in another direction. No I’m serious.’
Mourinho will be without Marouane Fellaini, Phil Jones, Scott McTominay, Jesse Lingard, Alexis Sanchez and Diogo Dalot for the fixture which will see Cristiano Ronaldo return to Old Trafford.
‘Cristiano is one of the best players of all time,’ Mourinho said. ‘And nobody can tell different than that, he’s one of the best players of all time.’ The press conference was not without humour.
At one point Mourinho was asked a question in Portuguese. The manager is currently awaiting to hear if he will be punished for alleged swearing to a camera in his native tongue following United’s dramaric 3-2 victory over Newcastle.
‘The last time I spoke in Portuguese I was in trouble,’ he responded.
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