Jose Mourinho Pockets £1000 From Players & Staff in a 'Team-Bonding Exercise'

Conor Buckley
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​Jose Mourinho is said to have won £1000 in a recent team-bonding exercise after he picked Sergio Garcia to win the Masters. 

The players and staff of Manchester United held a sweepstake ahead of Augusta- with the manager drawing Spaniard Sergio Garcia reports the Telegraph, ​via Manchester Evening News. 

The Portuguese's love of sports other than football is well documented, but he is not known to be a golf enthusiast. Instead, he prefers Boxing and Tennis, with him being pictured at numerous events such Anthony Joshua vs Charles Martin and Wimbeldon.


After he cleared up at the club's sweepstake and comfortably beating his former employers 2-0, you could say it's been a good couple of weeks for the Manchester United manager. 

However, Mourinho will now be turning his focus to the Red Devils' second leg against Anderlecht in the Europa League on Thursday. A disappointing 1-1 draw in the first leg, will give the players and Mourinho extra incentive when the Belgian outfit role into town. 

With a victory now needed to progress to the semi-finals, the United boss will be calling upon the fans to become the 12th man and push the team closer to Sweden. 



The game against Anderlecht is arguably United's biggest this season. Four points behind forth placed Manchester City with a tough run of games coming up, winning the Europa League may be the Reds only chance of Champions League football next season.

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