Jose: Tough to make history at Utd

English Premier League

The Portuguese earned cult status at Stamford Bridge after leading the Blues to their first Premier League title in 2004/05, before going on to add another two league crowns and the FA Cup to the Blues’ trophy cabinet.

With United, Mourinho has been slightly less successful but did oversee the Red Devils’ first-ever Europa League title success, although the boss admits it is difficult to overshadow the enormous success the club has seen over the past few decades.

"Everybody knows that in Italy - I am Inter, Inter, Inter. In Spain - I am Real Madrid, Real Madrid, Real Madrid," said Mourinho. "Everybody knows this kind of emotional connection that I keep with the clubs and that's the way I'm doing.

"The difference between Chelsea and United is that I really belong to Chelsea's history because I won three Premier Leagues, I won cups, lots of things there, the club won their first Premier League in 2004.

"So I have a history there and here my history is the history of somebody who works hard every day.

"[United] won the only competition the club never won, but everybody knows the Europa League is not the 'El Dorado' of football, and I come in a moment where it is more difficult to make history."