Mourinho’s appointment was finally confirmed on Friday morning, a three-year deal with an option for a fourth.
Although Mourinho will not do an official press conference until his unveiling in July, he issued a short statement on the Manchester United official website.
“To become Manchester United manager is a special honour in the game,” Mourinho said.
“It is a club known and admired throughout the world. There is a mystique and a romance about it which no other club can match.
“I have always felt an affinity with Old Trafford; it has hosted some important memories for me in my career and I have always enjoyed a rapport with the United fans.
“I’m looking forward to being their manager and enjoying their magnificent support in the coming years.”
— David McDonnell (@DiscoMirror) May 27, 2016