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Jose Mourinho Pays Tribute To Former Man Utd Boss Sir Alex Ferguson

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It has been reported that Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has paid tribute to former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

The Portuguese tactician admits he admires Ferguson’s principles, which he first saw when Porto beat United in the Champions League.

“That was when I felt the two faces of such a big man,” he said in an interview with the Telegraph. “The first face was the competitor, the man that tried everything to win.

“And after that I found the man with principles, with the respect for the opponent, with the fair play – I found these two faces in that period, and that was very important for me.

“In my culture, the Portuguese and the Latin culture, we don’t have that culture of the second face.

“We are in football to win and when we don’t there is not a second face most of the time.

“But when we beat United in the Champions League I got that beautiful face of a manager which I try to have myself. I try.”

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