Manchester United's Jose Mourinho Applauds Euro 2016 Champs Portugal

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho congratulated his home country of Portugal on their Euro 2016 victory. Reuters

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho led the plaudits after Portugal shocked France in Paris to win UEFA Euro 2016.

Mourinho's country had never won a major international tournament before, coming closest in Euro 2004 in Lisbon when it was defeated by Greece. But Portugal rode its luck, and the early loss of captain and totem Cristiano Ronaldo to injury, to defeat the host country 1-0 at Stade de France.

Ronaldo was stretchered off having collided with France midfielder Dimitri Payet on 24 minutes. But having withstood sustained French pressure, Portugal produced a sucker-punch deep in extra time through unheralded journeyman striker Eder, who shot low past Hugo Lloris.

"If you want to visit the country of the european champions visit PORTUGAL," Mourinho exalted on his Instagram account.


if you want to visit the country of the european champions visit PORTUGAL__________!!!!!!!!

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Mourinho, who took over from previous United manager Louis Van Gaal in May, had earlier posted a picture from Centre Court at Wimbledon, congratulating Briton Andy Murray on his second Wimbledon victory.