Mourinho: Maybe I will get credit after 26th trophy

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Gareth Copley
The Man Utd boss has been criticised this season and hopes that his next trophy will be enough to earn him a "little bit of credit"

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is tired of the lack of credit coming his way, pointing to his haul of 25 trophies as a reminder of his success.

While rival bosses have been praised this season, the Portuguese tactician is often criticised for his style.

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Mourinho, whose team visit Chelsea Sunday, said the 25-trophy mark was what managers needed to reach to be considered a success.

The United boss has already managed that total, while the likes of Pep Guardiola (21), Antonio Conte (six), Jurgen Klopp (five) and Mauricio Pochettino (none) are yet to do so.

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"I think that probably 25 trophies is the line that people made about a successful manager," Mourinho said.

"For some managers, they still need to win one more trophy to reach that 25 level.

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"Some others need 25 trophies to reach that level, some others need four, some others they need 12, some need 15, some need 24.

"I have 25 but I still want one more. So maybe when I win one more trophy than 25 I have a little bit of credit."

United are second in the Premier League, having scored 23 goals – a tally only bettered by unbeaten leaders Manchester City (35).

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