Mourinho explains why he gave Super Cup medal to a fan

Source: Wires
Date: 9th-august-2017 Time:  7:15:19 am

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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho was seen giving a supporter his European Super Cup runners-up medal after his side's 2-1 defeat to Real Madrid.

Manchester United saw their hopes of winning a fourth trophy under Mourinho dashed by a superb Real Madrid side in Skopje.

The Red Devils may have shelled out over £100million on new recruits Romelu Lukaku, Nemanja Matic and Victor Lindelof - but their Spanish counterparts put them to the sword.

Even without Cristiano Ronaldo, Real were a class above and ran out deserved winners courtesy of goals from Casemiro and Isco.

Lukaku managed to net a consolation on his Red Devils debut but Jose Mourinho tasted defeat in a cup final for the first time since losing the same competition to Bayern Munich in 2013.

The Portuguese handed his medal to a fan at the final whistle.


And the 54-year-old explained the decision in the post-match press conference.

“Sometimes when I win, I don’t keep the medals – so imagine when I lose!” he said. 

“For me, the medal would go to some place in my house; for that kid, it’s the moon – something to keep and remember.

“It was a little kid with a United shirt. I have no idea where he comes from. I think it’s something he’ll never forget. 

"I repeat: when I win, they don’t mean much, so imagine when I lose!”

Manchester United will aim to bounce back from their European heartbreak when they face West Ham in their Premier League opener on Sunday (4pm). 

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