Jose Mourinho put on Man United shirt 'immediately' after arriving

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Since being confirmed as the new Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho hasn't shied away from the stature of the Old Trafford club.

In fact, as you might expect from the outspoken and confident Portuguese, he has embraced the pressure and responsibility that comes with managing the 13-time Premier League champions.

His confident demeanour has helped ingratiate himself with the Old Trafford faithful perhaps more than former manager Louis van Gaal ever managed and comments today revealing what he did "immediately" after arriving at the club will only increase the feeling amongst fans that he is one of their own.


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“When I arrived, I wore the shirt immediately and this is the kind of club and the kind of shirt that I’m very proud to represent,” Mourinho told Adidas' Front Row, via The Sun.

The sight of the 53-year-old former Chelsea boss turning up to his first day of work in Manchester and immediately donning the famous red shirt of United (hopefully over his shirt and tie while sitting in his office) is one that we wish had been captured on camera.

Whether it was this ceremonial wearing of the shirt, or a long-harbored respect for the team, Mourinho has fully embraced the history of the club. 

"We have brought a few new faces in, we will keep some others," he explained

"But, in the end, it doesn’t matter who the manager is, it doesn’t matter who the new players are or who is staying or leaving, it’s Man United and Man United is much more than any one of us.

“The passion the fans have is for the club and I feel that I am a club man.”

The former Real Madrid manager is certainly enjoying something of a honeymoon period at United. The signing of Ibrahimovic, in particular, has excited fans and if the club can seal a deal for Paul Pogba the shirt sales for both players are likely to be through the roof.

For a man as self assured as Mourinho, though, there is only ever going to be one name on the back of his United shirt. His own.

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