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Mourinho: "Forget the past three years"

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Manchester United's new manager doesn't want to think about the last few seasons, which sounds fair enough.

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Jose Mourinho has spoken! Not to us, and not to anybody outside the club, but to Manchester United's in-house propaganda network MUTV. We are grateful to the Mirror for transcribing his comments, of which probably the most notable is this:

We can look at our club in two perspectives - one is the past three years and one is the history. I prefer to forget the past three years and focus on the giant club I have in my hands now.

"Our club". That's ... weird. And "giant club I have in my hands now" sounds vaguely threatening. Anyway, the Portuguese tactician also had a message for the fans:

The message to the fans is that I want to win, and more than that I need the supporters and the players to feel I say that. Yes, I want to focus on the history of this giant club and give what I have and don't have, so I will give absolutely everything to try to go into the direction we all want ... I have always felt an affinity with Old Trafford; it has hosted some important memories for me in my career and I have always enjoyed a rapport with the United fans. I'm looking forward to being their manager and enjoying their magnificent support in the coming years.

"Rapport". Yes. That's one word for it.