Mourinho: I can handle Man Utd expectations

Jose Mourinho has no problem with rising expectations at Manchester United.

United’s American owners expect much more than a return to the top four and the Champions League after sanctioning Mourinho to break the world transfer record to bring Paul Pogba back to Old Trafford.

He admitted: “It is not new in my career. Everywhere I’ve been I’ve had to cope with that situation. It doesn’t matter where I am, everyone expects big things. It’s nothing new for me, I like to create that expectation. I like the players to feel it.

“Sometimes during my career I’ve created some unrealistic targets but by creating these you push the team to unexpected levels.”

“To win the Champions League with Porto or Inter is unexpected and a very risky objective target. To win championships in the first season is a little bit of the same but I like that.”

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