Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has been reflecting on his time at Manchester United ahead of this evening’s clash between the two sides at Old Trafford.
Speaking at his press conference yesterday, the Portuguese said he is glad that he is still highly regarded by the fans but he expects there to be no love lost during the 90 minutes:
“I have a great relationship with the Manchester United supporters. I went back as a pundit and I was humbled by such a beautiful reception. Tomorrow I go back as the coach of the team that will try to beat Manchester United.”
“I understand that what they want is the exact opposite of what I want. Of course, during the match I expect them to forget me.”
Mourinho won the Europa League and League Cup during his two and a half year stint at United, but after finishing second in the table during the 2017/18 season, things quickly turned sour.
He took over from Mauricio Pochettino at Spurs last month and the 56-year-old has won all three of his games in charge so far, with victories against West Ham, Olympiakos and Bournemouth.
His successor at Manchester United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, will be hoping to end his good start tonight, with the Red Devils able to leapfrog Tottenham in the table with a win.