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Jose Mourinho denies wanting Manchester United job and backs David Moyes

"Next season will be better and attention, attention! He can still win the Champions League this season."

The Chelsea manager claims Stamford Bridge was always his destination last summer, with Mourinho expecting Moyes to improve

While Jose Mourinho is leading Chelsea to a potential Premier League and Champions League double, the garden of David Moyes is far from rosy, with the Scot struggling to get the right results at Old Trafford this season.

Tuesday night’s defeat against Manchester City saw fans verbally abuse Moyes and his predecessor Sir Alex Ferguson, with a fly-past expected to call for the head of the manager during Saturday’s game against Aston Villa.

However, Mourinho has defended his opposite number and distanced himself from the prospect of ever managing the Red Devils, claiming that he was always going to end up back at Chelsea.

“I don’t know if Sir Alex thought of me for United or not,” Mourinho said in The Sun.

“The point is he clearly knew I wanted to go to Chelsea. I spoke with him after we (Real Madrid) knocked United out of the Champions League last season and I told him what I wanted to do – that Chelsea is what I wanted, that was the direction I wanted to go.”

“As for David, he went to a new club – a club with a new reality for him – and he is adapting.

“Next season will be better and attention, attention! He can still win the Champions League this season.”

Many will scoff that United stand any chance of overcoming Bayern Munich in the quarter finals of the Champions League, with Mourinho certainly focused on success in that particular competition.

He said: “We know every match is vital until the end of the season. We don’t give up, we don’t give in – we go to win every game.

“This is a special season for me and my Chelsea even if we don’t win anything. To push to win the Premier League and to go from the Europa League to the last eight of the Champions League is an important step.”

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