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Ex-Chelsea star Alex: Man Utd boss Mourinho not what you think

Former Chelsea star Alex believes that Jose Mourinho is a different person compared to how he is portrayed in the media.

Alex joined Chelsea under Mourinho during the summer of 2007 before the self-proclaimed "Special One'' left the Blues for the first time in late September of that year.

"You either love or hate Mourinho? I thought exactly the same, especially when I got to Chelsea!" the former PSV man said.

"I was 24 years old, full of fears, having listened to and read a lot about him in the press... But I found a person who helped me a lot.

"We worked only three months together, yet he has been a big part of my career. I was very surprised to find a Mourinho who was totally contrary to what they said and wrote."

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