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Mourinho Speaks About Time At Man Utd, Quotes Mandela

Ahead of his return to Old Trafford on Wednesday night, Jose Mourinho spoke about his time in charge of Manchester United, explained why he lived in a hotel and not a house, and even quoted the legendary Nelson Mandela.

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On Wednesday night, new Tottenham Hotspur manager Mourinho will face his former club at the Old Trafford for a Premier League fixture, and will hope to win a fourth consecutive match since returning to management.

Asked about his time at United recently, the Portuguese tactician insisted he would take nothing away from his experience at the 20-time English champions, quoting a famous line from the late South African president Mandela as inspiration.

"No regrets. I won and I learned," he said, according to inews.  

"This is a closed chapter for me. I left the club and took my time to process everything that happened.

"Honestly, Manchester United for me now is in my book of experiences, it's in my history book.

"Like a bit like Mr. Mandela was saying, 'you never lose, you win or you learn'. At United I won and I learned."

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Mourinho was then asked why he chose to live in a hotel instead of a house while he was manager of United.

"You know how I would be unhappy? I would be unhappy if I was in a house on my own. I would have to clean, I don't want. I would have to iron, I don't know how to," he added.

"I have to cook, I would cook fried eggs and sausages – that's the only thing I can do. I would be very unhappy. I lived in an amazing apartment, it was not a room.

"It was mine all the time. It was not like after one week I had to leave. No, it was mine. I left everything there, I had my television, my books, my computer.

"It was a flat, with, 'bring me a coffee latte, please', or 'I don't want to go down for dinner, bring my dinner up'. (If) I was watching football or doing work with one of my assistants, I would ask 'bring us food'.

"I had everything, if I was in an apartment alone it would be much more difficult. I was fine, more than fine."

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