Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has described his first season at Old Trafford as a very difficult but very…very good season at the same time.
Their former FC Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid gaffer made the remarks after United’s 2-0 victory over AFC Ajax on Wednesday night in Stockholm as the English giants lifted the UEFA Europa League title that also earned them a slot in next season's UEFA Champions League.
"We always thought that we could win the Europa League and we are very happy," Mourinho told BT Sport.
"We played intelligently, we did it in a comfortable way. We were much stronger than them.
"If you want to press the ball all the time, you don't play short. If you are dominant in the air you go long. There are lots of poets in football but poets, they don't win many titles.
"We knew where they were better than us, we knew where we were better than them, we tried to kill their good qualities and exploit their weaknesses. We did that very well from the first minute and we totally deserve the trophy."
"We got the objective, we are back in the Champions League by winning a title, an important title. The club now has every title in world football. We fought hard for this since the beginning.
"We totally deserved the win. I am so happy to see the [injured] boys with the crutches with the trophy and now I am on holiday. I don't want to see any international friendlies, I am selfish. I can't do it.
"For me, enough is enough. It has been a very hard last few months, we were short of numbers.
"Three trophies in one season and the Champions League. I am very happy in my most difficult season as a manager. It is the end of a very difficult season but a very, very good season."