Jose Mourinho said the Manchester United job had come at just the right time in his life and he would be targeting legend Alex Ferguson’s two Champions League trophies.

The 53-year-old self anointed ‘special one’ — who replaced the sacked Louis van Gaal as united boss at the end of last season – was facing the media on Tuesday for the first time since taking the reins at Old Trafford.

“I don’t hide. I chase Sir Alex’s record in Champions League matches,” said the Portuguese. The former Chelsea, Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Porto boss added the departure last weekend of United icon Ryan Giggs was because the Welshman hadn’t got the job he wanted — namely his. Mourinho’s eyes are firmly fixed on re-establishing United as title challengers — after a three year hiatus inder first David Moyes and then van Gaal.

And targeting the Champions League which is off United’s menu next season as they failed to qualify for European club football’s premier competition.