Jose Mourinho gave seven-word response when asked for Man Utd advice for Ten Hag

Jose Mourinho was back at his prickly best when he was asked if he had any advice for incoming Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag.

Mourinho, now in charge at Italian giants Roma made a sharp exit from his press conference for the Europa Conference League clash with Leicester. The Portuguese boss was in the Old Trafford hot seat for two-and-a-half years before being sacked in December 2018.

And he wasn’t in the mood to give a lengthy answer when asked what advice he might have for the Dutch boss who is taking up the United hotseat.

“You touched on the point – it's my former club. No, I don't have any advice, no.”

In fairness to the 59-year-old it was the scheduled last question but he was having none of it on his return to English soil.

Mourinho did pick up silverware during his time at the Theatre of Dreams, lifting the Europa League, the League Cup and guiding a fairly ordinary United side to second in the league in his first season.

But he was sacked after winning only seven games out of the first 17 Premier League matches and left under something of a cloud.

Now he pits his wits against Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers – the man he started off on the coaching ladder at Chelsea.

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He paid a warm tribute to his former charge, saying: “I can only really say that we worked together at Chelsea and we enjoyed ourselves a lot.

“We had a great relationship and we were friends. In football you go off in different directions. When we play against each other I want what’s best for my team but when we’re not against each other then I want the best for him.

“I think Brendan is a great coach. He has really come on. I want the best for him. He has a longer career ahead of him than me.

He won titles in Scotland, which he ought to have done, but he did. He’s won the FA Cup and Community Shield. I respect him.”

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