An interview following United’s win over Young Boys on Tuesday, Mourinho made a point of talking up his Champions League record in the face of mounting criticism of his side.
Mourinho in his statement “First of all, let me send a message to my lovers and say I play Champions League 14 years and qualify 14 times…..And the year where I didn’t play Champions League, I won the Europa League twice.
He added … “So in 16 years, 14 times I qualify. Just a little curiosity for my ‘lovers’ and lovers of the stats. Realistically, to be in the last 16 in this group is an achievement, not a big one, not a fantastic one, but is an achievement.”
However, Mourinho’s comments didn’t go down well with 1998 World Cup winner Christophe Dugarry, though, as he accused the Portuguese of destroying the club’s identity.