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Jose Mourinho hints at player departures as he addresses Manchester United fans

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Jose Mourinho hints at player departures as he addresses Manchester United fans

The new Old Trafford boss expects several players to leave the club before the end of the transfer window, while he has called on United fans to play their part.

Fresh from a triumphant post following Portugal defeating France after extra time in the Euro 2016 final, Mourinho has issued a rallying call to United supporters.

The Special One believes that the Red Devils can only achieve success if the club and the fans work in tandem, as United look to build upon an FA Cup-winning campaign.

Despite the cup success, Louis van Gaal was given his marching orders soon after the trophy was lifted after overseeing an indifferent overall campaign which culminated in a fifth-placed finish in the Premier League.

"I understand that they [the fans] expect a lot from me but I also expect a lot from them," Mourinho told the club's official website.

"There is no chance we will be happy if we are not together and I think the passion [they have] for this club is really amazing.

"It's a new chapter in the club's life. Always when you change a manager, I feel it is a sad moment but it is a new chapter now."

The former Chelsea boss was fairly clear that their will be several players passing through the exit door now that he has taken charge.

Eric Bailly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan have all joined the club this summer but more arrivals are also expected:

"We have brought a few new faces in, we will keep some others but, in the end, it doesn't matter who the manager is, it doesn't who the new players are or who is staying or leaving, it's Man United and Man United is much more than any one of us.

"The passion the fans have is for the club and I feel that I am a club man.

"When I arrived, I wore the [United] shirt immediately and this is the kind of club and the kind of shirt that I am very proud to represent.

"I am going to do my best to be happy and to make the people happy.

"I'm not humble when I talk about targets, I'm quite aggressive on that. I want everything and everything is to win matches, play well, score goals, don't concede goals...everything. I want everything," he insisted.

"I know that we are speaking about a hypothetical situation which is very difficult to reach but I want everything."

Everything may include the signing of Paul Pogba, with the latest reports on the France man's futue suggesting that Real Madrid have pulled out of the race to land the midfielder's signature.