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My appointment as Man United manager is a special honour — Mourinho

José Mourinho has described his appointment as Manchester United manager as a special honour, adding that he has always felt an affinity with Old Trafford.

United confirmed Mourinho’s appointment in a statement released at 9.30am

He took charge as manager of Manchester United on a three-year deal.

Mourinho, who has the option for a further year on his deal, said: “To become Manchester United manager is a special honour in the game. It is a club known and admired throughout the world.

“There is a mystique and a romance about it which no other club can match.

“I have always felt an affinity with Old Trafford; it has hosted some important memories for me in my career and I have always enjoyed a rapport with the United fans.

“I’m looking forward to being their manager and enjoying their magnificent support in the coming years.”


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