"It's a tremendous honour when you return to a club where you've been, but I'm talking to you and I will not talk to anyone else".
United sacked Mourinho on December 18 following the club's disappointing first half of the season and multiple reports of issues between the manager and players including star midfielder Paul Pogba.
However, the Portuguese coach now insisted he is not interested in coaching Benfica at this moment in time.
'I never entered this game of confirming or denying the news, ' said Mourinho. Now he's had his say on a potential return to Real Madrid.
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It was never going to take long for Mourinho to find a new job, but it has to be said that United's decision to sack him was the right one.
"The best way to respect a great club [Benfica] and a great president is to say that I was not approached".
"The best thing for Benfica is to support Bruno (Lage) and think about the future calmly".
Jose Mourinho is available for a dramatic return to Real Madrid after Manchester United paid him a reported £15 million ($19 million) in compensation following his sacking last month, according to British media on Thursday.
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Hasta el momento, cosechó más de 7 mil retweets y 26 mil "me gusta", lo que generó un sinfín de comentarios en las redes sociales. Fue en ese momento, justo cuando la cámara hizo zoom, que el bicho salió de ella y volvió a ingresar como si nada.
'When you leave a club, you do not wash dirty clothes, when you leave a club, you do not seek to, at least publicly, do any kind of criticism, it's an ended chapter and that's how I always did it'. "At the moment, I'm fine as I am".
Mourinho is sure to have plenty to say about the game featuring another of his former clubs, as well as a team he has not held in the highest esteem during his time in English football.
The source added: "There has been no contact, but they did get in touch with Jose after Lopetegui was dismissed, but he told them he was the manager of Manchester United and totally committed to the club". After assistant coaching stints at several Portuguese clubs - as well three years in that role at Barcelona from 1996 to 1999 - Mourinho became head coach at Porto in 2002, and was thrown into the spotlight of the footballing world when, at 41 years old, he led the Portuguese club to an unlikely Champions League title in 2004.
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La funcionaria subrayó que las acciones " son unilaterales porque las impone un gobierno de forma abusiva, e ilegítimas porque no tienen legalidad alguna".