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Published: 14:23 | 27/5/16

Mourinho: I want to win


Jose Mourinho is determined to make Manchester United a great club again and has urged the club to forget about the last three years.

After months of speculation, Mourinho was officially confirmed as the new manager on Friday morning, with his appointment coming just four days after Louis van Gaal's departure.

United have struggled in recent seasons finishing seventh, fourth and fifth in three seasons under David Moyes and Van Gaal, with Saturday's FA Cup success was the club's first piece of silverware since Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement in May 2014.

Mourinho wants to bring glory to Old Trafford and is keen to forget the three years since Ferguson's retirement.

"I think we can look at our club now in two perspectives. One perspective is the past three years and another perspective is the club history," Mourinho told MUTV.

"I think I prefer to forget the past three years, I prefer to focus on the giant club I have in my hands now. I think what the fans are expecting me to say is that I want to win. I think what the players they need to listen (to) is I want to win.

"And more than that, I need the players and supporters to feel that I say that, but I think we can really. It's not just to say what I say. So, yes, I want to focus on the history of this giant club and give what I have and what I don't have, so I will give absolutely everything to try and go in the direction we all want."

Mourinho was linked with a move to Old Trafford in 2013 but opted to return to Chelsea and he believes now is the right time to take charge of United.

"I feel great. Well, I think I am in the right moment in my career because Man United is one of these clubs where you need really to be prepared for it because it is what I used to a call giant club. And giant clubs must be for the best managers and I think I am ready for it, so I could say I am happy, I am proud, I am honoured, I am everything. But the reality is that what I love is to work and I cannot wait for the seventh of July to go on the pitch," he said.

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