Under-fire Mourinho insists he is 'one of the greatest'

Under-fire Mourinho insists he is 'one of the greatest'

Under-fire Mourinho insists he is 'one of the greatest'

Mourinho won the League Cup and Europa League in his first season at United and finished second in the Premier League last season - albeit a record 19 points behind Manchester City.

Meanwhile, former United midfielder Ryan Giggs has urged United supporters to rally round Mourinho, and urged the club to stick with their embattled manager.

When Manchester City boss Guardiola was asked whether he thought Mourinho needed to ask for it, he said: "I said many times I don't judge".

" I am the manager of one of the greatest clubs in the world but I am also one of the greatest managers in the world."

"I had great success last season and that's what you probably don't want to admit", he added.

"Did you read any philosopher or in your information you never spent time reading Hegel?"

"Of course we are judged for the titles we get".

And when a reporter said Klopp - a two-time Bundesliga victor with Borussia Dortmund - does not hype his own achievements, Mourinho replied: "Because he never wins anything in worldwide [tournaments] for example". I repeat, I won eight titles. At Spurs, we've not been a club who have been at the top of the league year on year so we have to be up there and keep challenging for titles.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche also gave his support to under-fire Mourinho, saying: "Win or lose, there's always someone not happy with what you are doing". Whether you are a manager in the Premier League, in League Two, in non-league, it's a very, very tough job.

Last season's second-place finish was United's highest league position in the past five years and numerous club's fans have laid the blame for the relative under-achievement at the door of executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.

After finishing second last season, United are expected to put forward a Premier League title challenge this season and anything other than this would surely be seen as a failure.

United visits Burnley on Sunday after losing at Brighton 3-2 and at home against Tottenham 3-0 in its last two games. That's his problem, I tell you what I think, how I feel. If we want to win the next game against Burnley this is the commitment we should have.

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