José Mourinho told Manchester United fans to forget about the David Moyes and Louis van Gaal eras at Old Trafford.
New Red Devils boss Mourinho was unveiled on Friday as successor to Van Gaal and vowed to bring the glory days of Alex Ferguson back to the Theatre of Dreams.
Since Ferguson retired, after winning the Premier League in 2013, the club have finished seventh, fourth and fifth, securing their only silverware in that time by winning this season’s FA Cup.
That trophy was not enough to save Van Gaal, who was dismissed this week following two years in charge.
And the Special One says: “I think I prefer to forget the past three years.
“I prefer to focus on the giant club I have in my hands now and I think what the fans are expecting me to say is that I want to win.
“I think it comes in the right moment of my career because Man United is one of these clubs where you need really to be prepared for it.
“Giant clubs must be for the best managers and I think I am ready for it so I could say I am happy, I am proud, I am honoured. I feel great.
“I want to win. I need the supporters and players to feel that. [The fans] know what they can give me and what I can give them.
“I’ve played so many times at Old Trafford and the feeling was empathy.
“I remember when I won at Old Trafford with Real Madrid and I said the best team lost, not many people at Real Madrid were very happy with that.”