JOSE MOURINHO admits he feels like a “nobody” at Manchester United.
But the Old Trafford Europa League hero claims he has another 15 years as a manager.
The Special One, 54, lifted the 25th trophy of his glittering career with United’s victory over Ajax.
He has won silverware in England, his native Portugal, Spain and Italy but wants to carry on until he is nearly 70.
Mourinho was quick to point out Wednesday’s 2-0 Stockholm win was a THIRD trophy in his debut season, after the Community Shield and EFL Cup.
But he insists he remains irrelevant to the club, compared with Sir Matt Busby and Sir Alex Ferguson.
Fergie retired at 71 after 27 trophy-laden years, while Busby earned United’s first European Cup in 1968, five titles and two FA Cups.
Mourinho said: “In this club it makes me feel that I did nothing.
“Especially because you have two legends — many of them, but two are legends in terms of titles and trophies — I feel I am nobody.
“I always have to prove. I just feel that what I did in this club is not enough to deserve to be here.
“Sometimes when I stop and look back, I did a lot of things, I have things that nobody else has.
“No manager won in Spain, Italy and England. In these three countries I won all the competitions, not just the league.
“When we won against Anderlecht, I equalled the record of Sir Alex and Giovanni Trapattoni of ten European semi-finals.
“They have finished. I still have a chance to get more semi-finals. So there are things I’m really proud of.”
Mourinho is now on a deserved holiday after a huge 64-match season.
Speaking to ex-United star Rio Ferdinand in a BT documentary, he added: “If I finish tomorrow I should be very happy with my experience.
“But my career has just reached halfway. I have 15 more years.”
While Mourinho wants his younger players to know their history, he is keen to make them appreciate they are also adding to it.
He said: “I think it’s very, very important but at the same time they shouldn’t be overpressurised by that.
“I asked at the training ground, which is full of pictures of previous history, to do a wall with the last FA Cup and last League Cup on it.
“People can say it is not the Champions League or Premier League but it is their cup.
“The No 11 has to know that shirt was Ryan Giggs’ shirt and the No 7 must know that was George Best, David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo’s shirt, they have to know this and be proud of it.”
Mourinho praised England wonder kid Marcus Rashford, 19, for his rapid rise from youth-team obscurity to stardom for club and country.
But he admitted he had difficulty keeping faith with players he suspected had a “fragile mentality”.
He said: “It’s something my boys have to learn. Some of them, they can win a big match.
“This is something you only learn at the highest level. What I love about Marcus is he copes with the pressure. I can press him
“He was, of course, a tornado when he arrived last season without pressure. No responsibility.
“And this season when the pressure was on him, he coped.
“This is the kind of character I like. I like to squeeze the player and the player to cope with it and react.
“For me, what’s more difficult is the fragile mentality.
“I think it’s probably my weakness as a manager, that it’s difficult for me to understand people with a different mentality to what I have.
“I want to be in love with the player, his character, with his personality — and that kid Marcus is the best example.”
He said: “Chelsea is in my history, I’m in Chelsea’s history. I have huge respect for the fans, they gave me so much but I’m not Chelsea any more.
“So I came with the tracksuit because it has the badge and I could show everyone my feelings. Yes, it was calculated. I wanted to finish with my connection to Chelsea.
“I feel a big connection with the United fans. They like me or they don’t like me but they know for sure that I’m fighting for them.”
Sir Alex paid tribute to Mourinho for the win in Stockholm that gave Manchester a boost in the wake of Monday’s terrorist atrocity.
He said: “Manchester is a working-class city with fantastic people.
“They have had difficult times in the past — the 1996 bombing of the Arndale Centre — and recovered.
“There is a great unity now in the city and United gave the city a lift. We are all proud of them.”