Jose Mourinho said on Wednesday he is "immensely proud" of his time at Manchester United but refused to delve into the issues that played a part in his Old Trafford exit.
Mourinho lifted the Europa League, League Cup and Community Shield in his first year at the club.
"I have been immensely proud to wear the badge of Manchester United since the first day I arrived, and I believe all United supporters recognise this," Mourinho said in a statement released to Britain's Press Association.
"Just as was the case with my previous clubs, I have worked with some wonderful people and I believe that some will be my friends for life.
“I know that you are all aware of my professional principles. Each time a chapter is closed I show my deepest respect and I don't make any comments about my former colleagues."