Jose Mourinho: I’m frustrated Manchester United aren’t in the Champions League

by Tanveer Arayan

New Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has admitted he is frustrated the club are not participating in the Champions League this year.

The Portuguese boss met with media on Tuesday morning for his first press conference at Old Trafford since succeeding Louis van Gaal last month.

Man United failed to secure a Champions League qualification last season after a disappointing fifth-placed Premier League finish.

Speaking in the conference, Mourinho says he is annoyed he’s been delayed on his target of matching Sir Alex Ferguson’s Champions League record.

“I want to be in this club, in the Premier League and I feel frustrated I am not playing in the Champions League,” he said.

“I don’t hide. I chase Sir Alex’s record in Champions League matches. Hopefully it is only one season we are not there.

“Manchester United is a Champions League club.”

Mourinho has won the Champions League twice in his career, but United will feature in the Europa League next season.

Since Sir Alex Ferguson retired at the end of the 2012/13 season the club have missed out on a qualification for the Champions League twice.

It’s good to see Mourinho looking to get the club back on track by setting the tone after disappointing tenures under Louis van Gaal and David Moyes. The Portuguese boss is a proven winner, he’s won silverware at every club he’s manage and is definitely the right man to take us forward.

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