“I can’t hide that I want to chase Sir Alex’s record,” the Portuguese told the assembled press. “This is not a dream job, it is a reality. But it is a job that everyone wants and not everyone has a chance to have. But I have it.
“I know the history of this club and I know what the fans expect of me. It doesn’t make me nervous. It comes in the right moment of my career. I am where I want to be, I want to be in this club I want to be in this country.
“I am unhappy that we are not in the Champions League. Manchester United is a Champions League club, and in July 2017 instead of waiting for the play-off draw the club will be where it has to be and that is the Champions League.”
Man United finished fifth in the Premier League last term, missing out on a spot in next season’s Champions League, but have already signed Zlatan Ibrahimovic this summer, while the transfer of Henrikh Mkhitaryan is expected to be confirmed anytime soon.