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Mourinho refuses to criticise Manchester United

Jose Mourinho has refused to criticise his former club Manchester United in one of the first interviews he has given since his sacking by the Old Trafford club.

The Portuguese coach was relived of his duties by Manchester United after guiding the club to their worst start to a league campaign in almost 30 years.

Mourinho’s relationship with United’s board and large section of his playing squad was reported to have deteriorated badly towards the end of his tenure. However, the 55-year-old  has insisted that it is not his style to complain about his former clubs after his leaves.

“I have learned that, when you leave a club, you don’t go around talking about it, you don’t wash your dirty laundry in public.’’ Mourinho told Correio da Manha.

“The chapter is finished and you don’t go around making criticism.

“The other thing I have learned is to respect the clubs who want me and those who don’t want me.”

Mourinho took over at United in the summer of 2016 and won the Europa League and EFL Cup during his time at Old Trafford.

He has been heavily linked with a return to his former club Real Madrid in recent days.