Jose Mourinho hits out at Spanish media and dismisses potential Real Madrid return

by Leo Nieboer

Jose Mourinho was not happy to receive a series of questions from Spanish journalists about reports of a potential Real Madrid return in Monday’s press conference ahead of playing Juventus.

The 55-year-old, who managed Real Madrid for three seasons, has been earmarked as an ideal candidate to replace Julen Lopetegui at the Bernabeu, according to a report in Spain.

Spanish journalists asked Mourinho about Real and then, for some reason, what he thought about Cristiano Ronaldo’s move to Juventus over the summer.

And when asked if he was happy with Paul Pogba’s development under his management, Mourinho provided a brusque response, insisting he did not want to speak about individuals and stressing his commitment to the task at Old Trafford.

“I don’t like this press conference,” he said. “I don’t like to talk about individuals.”

“I don’t want to speak to the Spanish journalists because they are only interested in Real Madrid and Ronaldo.

“I’m going to play against one of the biggest teams in the world and that’s what motivates me and brings me here and I think the press conference is going in other directions and if it is I want to go in other direction.”

“I’m happy here and to see out my contract and I would like to stay after my contract runs out as well. All I’m thinking about is United.”

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