Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has lost the UEFA Super Cup title for the third time in his career as a manager after losing in 2003 and 2013 while in charge at Porto and Chelsea respectively.
Though United came as underdogs in the match, but much had been expected from the 54-year-old Portuguese manager who gave United her first ever Europa League upon arrival as manager.
Mourinho who would have become the first United manager to win three titles gave out his runners-up medal to a fan and explained that “the silverware will mean more to the supporter than him, because medals don’t mean much” to him, even when his side win”.
Mourinho went further to say that “Look sometimes when I win I don’t keep the medals, so imagine when I lose,” he said.
“And for me the medal will go to some place in my house and for that kid it’s for sure something to keep and remember.
Interestingly, it was a little kid in a Manchester United shirt that got the silverware and the Portuguese manager said: “I have no idea where he comes from, so I think for the kid it is something he will never forget and for me, I repeat when I win they don’t mean much, imagine when I lose.”
It will be recalled that the former Chelsea boss threw his winners’ medal into the crowd following their Premier League triumph in 2006 and also gave away his medal after the 2015 Community Shield.