Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says last season’s second-place finish is one of his greatest achievements — and insists his team are “ready” for the new season despite failing to sign any new player on transfer deadline day.
The Portuguese coach went on to suggest finishing second last season is among the highlights of a career that has been filled with domestic and European success.
He also included what appeared to be a dig at Jurgen Klopp, who is without a trophy in his three years at Liverpool, and Mauricio Pochettino, who is yet to win any silverware at Tottenham.
“My view is that first of all is difficult for me to believe we finished second when I listen, when I read, not much but sometimes I do, it is difficult to believe that we finished second because you [the media] are capable of making people that finish second look like they were relegated, and people who win nothing, finish below us, and you make them look like serial winners,” Mourinho said.
“It is difficult for me to understand, we finish second which I keep saying, that I won eight championships and three Premier Leagues but I keep feeling the second last season was one of my biggest achievements in the game.”