Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Mourinho: Winning Title Not a Necessity

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Mourinho: Winning Title Not a Necessity

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JOSE Mourinho says winning the Premier League title in his first season at Manchester United is not his "obsession."

The Red Devils finished fifth under Louis van Gaal last season but are strongly fancied to challenge this term after Mourinho's arrival and the subsequent signings of Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Eric Bailly and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Yet the manager, who won the title in his first season at Chelsea in 2004-05 and lifted the trophy twice more with the Blues, is not letting the idea dominate his thoughts.

He said: "I don't see it as a necessity. I think if I saw it that way it would not help me in my job. You cannot look at it as an obsession.

"You just have to work hard to improve. When you believe in your work and your players and everyone around you are going to improve for sure.

"Is it enough to win it in the first season? …

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