Jose Mourinho says his Manchester United successor will be fortunate to inherit Romelu Lukaku, Nemanja Matic and David de Gea.
Mourinho embarked on a 12-minute rant at his press conference on Friday, stating that
Manchester City have better recent “football heritage” than his side.
The Portuguese suggested that far from coming towards the end of his United tenure, he is in the process of building a side that his eventual successor can cherish.
“One day when I leave, the next Manchester United manager will find here Lukaku, Matic, of course De Gea from many years ago,” he said. “They will find players with a different mentality, quality, background, with a different status, know-how.
“You go to the Champions League quarter final like today and there are four clubs that are always there.
“Barcelona is always there in the past seven, eight years, Real Madrid, Juventus, Bayern Munich.
“Then of course some appear now and again, another club like my Inter, some other clubs like Monaco last season, but the ones that are always there are there for a reason.
“When I arrived in Real Madrid, do you know how many players quarter final of the Champions League?
“Xabi Alonso with Liverpool, Casillas with Real Madrid and Ronaldo with Manchester United. All the others not even a quarter final.”