Jose Mourinho has explained why he decided to give his medal to a young fan after Manchester United’s UEFA Super Cup defeat to Real Madrid. The Reds boss handed the medal to a delighted supporter – a boy named Deji – in the front row before departing.
Asked about the gesture in his post-match press conference, Mourinho gave an answer that prompted laughs among the many journalists present. “Sometimes when I win, I don’t keep the medals – so imagine when I lose!” the manager said wryly. .
“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.”