Jose Mourinho Eager To Win At Old Trafford – New Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has spoken about his eagerness to step out for his first game at Old Trafford.
In an interview with Adidas Front Row, Mourinho revealed he had always had a connection with the stadium even as an away manager, and couldn’t wait to have the home fans’ support.
“Old Trafford… well, even as a kid I was imagining that I could be a top-club manager and I always had this historical connection of Old Trafford being the Theatre of Dreams,” he explained.
“The first time I managed there it was exactly a dream for me because it was on the way to winning the Champions League with Porto. We scored a goal in the last minute at Old Trafford and made history for myself and my country. So for me there was always that connection that anything is possible, it’s the Theatre of Dreams.
“I did it with Porto, I won there with Chelsea, I won there with Real Madrid, so why can’t I do it with Man United, playing at home with the fans in the stadium behind us? I am waiting for that.”
“I’ve had so many years in football at a high level, so obviously I am not nervous, I feel very calm and I know that I am ready for the job, but to go into the stadium as Man United manager… I’m sure that will be special.
“It’s a stadium where you have a 50-metre walk [from the tunnel to the dug-out], which is different to my previous clubs. In all my previous clubs the tunnel was connected with the bench; there wasn’t that space to feel good or bad feelings, because when things go well you normally feel the good feelings and when things go wrong you feel the bad feelings.
“I think the 50-metre walk will give me a few seconds where I will have the chance to feel it.”