Jose Mourinho's first words as Man Utd manager

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
Mourinho is Man Utd manager
Mourinho is Man Utd manager

Jose Mourinho has officially been confirmed as the new Manchester United manager and spoken of the "special honour" he feels as he takes over at Old Trafford.

After months of speculation, Mourinho's appointment was confirmed on Friday morning, with these words offered up by the former Chelsea boss as he lands his dream job.

"To become Manchester United manager is a special honour in the game. It is a club known and admired throughout the world," said Mourinho.

"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."

Announcing the appointment, Ed Woodward said: "José is quite simply the best manager in the game today.

"He has won trophies and inspired players in countries across Europe and, of course, he knows the Premier League very well, having won three titles here.

"I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome him to Manchester United. His track record of success is ideal to take the club forward."