Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 8/25/13
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Jose Mourinho insists he has never dreamed of becoming Manchester United manager, but David Moyes understands why he would have been a candidate to replace Sir Alex Ferguson. United appointed a new manager for the first time since 1986 at the end of last season when Moyes was chosen to succeed the retiring Ferguson. However, Mourinho had long been touted as a contender to take over from Ferguson after enjoying success at Porto, Chelsea , Inter Milan and Real Madrid . Mourinho claims Ferguson confided in him about his retirement plans and the Portuguese also told the Scot about his planned return to Chelsea after dismissing any dreams of taking charge at Old Trafford. "I never have these dreams," said Mourinho. "I'm focused on my club, I don't think of any other thing. I was always on the touchline at Old Trafford thinking, 'How can I win this match?'" Regarding his conversation with Ferguson, he added: "In the same way he told me he was going to retire and I kept secret on that...
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