Manchester United secured their first trophy of the season at the weekend, when Jose Mourinho’s side came out on top in a hard-fought game against Southampton. The final score was 3-2, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic stealing the headlines and plaudits with a wonderful display.
After the match, it looked as though Jose Mourinho didn’t really want to celebrate, in fact, he looked rather moody. Whilst speaking to reports after the game, he explained why he didn’t join in with the players whilst enjoying their victory.
“I’m very happy. I’m very happy. As I was saying before it’s important for the fans, for the club, for the players,” The Manchester Evening News quote the manager as saying.
“I always try to put myself in the secondary position but the reality is that it is also important for me. I put a lot of pressure on myself, I wanted very much to win a major trophy with every club and by doing that with Manchester United it’s quite a sense of relief because it was a big target for me to win a trophy with Manchester United.”
“But the reality is we want more, my contract is long, I have two more years plus this one, so hopefully I can win something and this season I know it’s difficult but the reality is that we have to try and fight for more.”
This is really good to read from a fans’ perspective. It shows that Jose Mourinho wants to be here for quite a while, and he certainly has long-term goals and achievements that he wants to do.
Obviously, this is just the start. It’s always pleasing to get that first major trophy under your belt, and things couldn’t have started any better for the Portuguese coach and his bunch of players.
As a side, we’re looking rather good on the field right now and our unbeaten record (putting aside that loss in the EFL Cup semi against Hull), is a long one. Credit has to go to the boss for that – and that winning mentality seems to be on it’s way back.