Roma midfielder, Henrikh Mkhitaryan has said his time with Jose Mourinho at Manchester United was the most complicated player/coach relationship of his career.
Mkhitaryan revealed that because Jose is a winner by nature, he always wanted his players to win all the time.
According to him, there were lots of differences and conflicts but it eventually resulted in the 3 trophies the club won under the Portuguese.
He added that Klopp, on the otherhand, is a friend, father and brother to him.
His words, “[My relationship] with Mourinho was the most complicated in my career; he is a winner by nature,”
He wants you to win and you do what he asks you, it is difficult for anyone.
“There were differences and conflicts, but they did not have a big impact on the hard work we did and the three trophies we won.
“Klopp is a friend, like a father or brother to me. When I left Dortmund I had started to truly understand football.”
On why he left Arsenal, “I chose Roma to start having fun again,”
“On September 1, two hours after playing with Arsenal [a 2-2 draw with Tottenham], Mino Raiola told me to get on the first flight to Rome. It all happened very quickly.
“I had promised myself that things would change this season. When you are 30, you no longer have time to waste and you need to keep trying to have fun.
“At the beginning of the season our goal was to reach the top four, reach the Coppa Italia final and go as far as possible in Europe.
“Pressure here isn’t an issue for me. Not because of my age, but because I have played at clubs like Manchester United and Arsenal.
“The people here live for football, it’s great.
“My goal is to continue playing until I am 37. I don’t know what will happen to me, or if I will be able to carry on physically that long.
“I want to play at the top level for as long as possible. That’s my goal, but we’ll see.”