Jose Mourinho has expressed happiness on finally managing a team with Wayne Rooney in it.
The new Manchester United boss has been open about his admiration for the England captain and the 53-year old has said that he tried to sign the Old Trafford legend during his time at Chelsea.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) August 3, 2016
Mourinho spoke to MUTVHD ahead of the 30-year-olds Testimonial match against Everton.
The Portuegese super-coach said “This one is for Wayne Rooney and for the fans in that perspective to show love for a player who has been magnificent for our club. But I’m not a friendly match man. I’m waiting for the big ones!
— Ander Herrera (@AnderHerrera) August 3, 2016
“You know, I follow from the outside but close because the season he joined Manchester United is the season I came to England for the first time, 2004. I’ve been here already for two different periods and I was close to it. I can say, because everybody knows, I tried to buy him.
“He is a player I always wanted to have in my side. Finally, I have him and I have him in the club he loves, the club where he has spent the best years of his career. And, I think, the best is yet to come from him.
“I find him full of motivation, full of joy to work every day, and happy to be here as a leader for the young people. He’s my man too. I can say, at this moment, he is my man. I am really happy. I hope he has a great night and he forgives me when I change him. I am going to change him because we have a match on Sunday!”
— Daley Blind (@BlindDaley) August 3, 2016