Jose Mourinho insists he’s seen more passion from Manchester United supporters than any club he has previously managed.
The Portuguese boss has been in charge at Porto, Chelsea (twice), Real Madrid and Inter Milan, but believes the Old Trafford faithful have shown they’re better than the rest.
His side lifted the EFL Cup on Sunday following a 3-2 victory over Southampton and he was full of praise for fans as he made a bold statement within the pages of the renewal brochure for season ticket holders.
“The crowd at Old Trafford must play its part too,” he said.
“I have to say I’ve been impressed by your dedication and commitment, as season ticket holders here at United.
“I’ve managed several clubs and I have never seen such unrivalled passion. The stadium is full every time we play and the support the players receive is special.”
During his second stint at Stamford Bridge in 2014, Mourinho labelled home support as a feeling of playing in an empty Stadium following a narrow victory against QPR, and it’s clear he’s not experiencing the same problem at Old Trafford.
He understands what’s expected of him at United and Mourinho has done a brilliant job of installing a winning mentality into the squad, attempting to forget the past three years since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement at the club.