Outgoing Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has spoken to the press for the first time since being relieved from his duties at the club.
The Portugese has been replaced by caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and in an interview with Sky Sports, the 55-year-old was coy about the circumstances surrounding his feelings about the decision, stating that 'Manchester United is in the past':
Man United has a future without me and I have a future without United. Why should I share with you or the supporters any of my feelings? It's over. That's the way I've always been, I was critical of managers of other clubs who speak about what happened and who is to blame for, that's not me.
I want to finish like it happened yesterday and I like to say it's game over. I hope that you media respect this way of myself to be to react to this kind of situation until I get back into football I have the right to live my life. I go shopping and for a walk, that's what I want to do.
Manchester United is in the past.
Mourinho has already been linked with a return to management with Real Madrid, with Spanish publication El Pais writing that a move to the club where the Portugese spent three seasons is on the cards, with current boss Santiago Solari expected to step down in the summer. The report also says that Mourinho would stand to earn €15 million a year if he should take the job at the end of the season.