Jose Mourinho was in Milan earlier this week, leading to reports that Manchester United had missed out on him and he was set to return to the club he loved more than any other.

However, Mourinho was quick to dismiss this link, insisting his visit was purely social.

“I’ll be in Milan for one day,” he said. “I am grateful to my president Massimo Moratti, who I want to personally thank. I left Inter in 2010 and since then I have worked hard at Real Madrid and Chelsea, so it has been hard to find the time to have lunch with the Moratti family. We agreed to see each other a couple of weeks ago.”

One of the people present at the meeting was Bedy Moratti, an Inter director and sister of former President Massimo.

“Of course he’s always fantastic and we missed him as a person here,” she said in the video interview.

But does that mean never say never for a return to Inter?

“No, he’s happy now, he’s going to Manchester.”