Former Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho has released his first statement since exiting the club.
In the statement, the Portuguese said he is keeping to his tradition of not saying anything negative about the clubs he exits and his former colleagues.
He also advised the media to please give him the same kind of treatment by keeping him off the news till he returns to football again.
“I have been immensely proud to wear the badge of Manchester United since the first day I arrived, and I believe all United supporters recognise this,” Mourinho said in his statement.
“Just as was the case with my previous clubs, I have worked with some wonderful people and I believe that some will be my friends for life.
“I know that you are all aware of my professional principles. Each time a chapter is closed I show my deepest respect and I don’t make any comments about my former colleagues.
“I hope the media will also respect my position and let me live my normal life until the moment I decide to return to football. Merry Christmas.”