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Watch: Why taking United to second is one of my best achievements, explains Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho left Manchester United in December.
Jose Mourinho left Manchester United in December.

Jose Mourinho reckons his second placed finish with Manchester United in last season's Premier League table is up there with his greatest achievements in football, while he also confirmed he has no intentions of retiring.

The Portuguese was sacked as Manchester United manager during December, with the team going on to since win six straight matches under caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

But he has insisted that his runners-up finish in the 17/18 season was one of his 'best jobs' - a big claim for a man who has won eight league titles and two Champions League crowns as a manager.

He said on beIN SPORTS: "Sometimes we comment on what we see, but we don't know what is behind the scenes and influences what we see. I think that is a fundamental thing.

"If I tell you for example that I consider one of the best jobs of my career (was) to finish second with Manchester United in the Premier League, you say 'this guy is crazy - he won 25 titles...'

"But I keep saying this because people don't know what is going on behind the scenes. Sometimes we, on this side of the camera, analyse things with a different perspective."

Mourinho also said he has no intentions of letting United be his final job.

"I want to coach," he continued.

"I am too young, I am in football for a long, long time but I will be 56 in a couple of weeks and am really too young.

"Where I am going to stay is where I belong, I belong to top football. I belong to top-level football and (that) is where I am going to be."

Mourinho was speaking in a role as a pundit for coverage of the Asian Cup, which he said was "very interesting" to experience a different view on "the new football" as part of a "learning process.. to be richer".

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