‘Revenge for what?’ – Mourinho claims he has no point to prove on Old Trafford return

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Dom Le Roy

Jose Mourinho has insisted that he is not out for revenge ahead of Tottenham’s trip to Old Trafford tomorrow afternoon, insisting that he already proved himself during his time as Manchester United boss.

The Portuguese coach was sacked by United back in December of 2018 after spending two and half years at the helm, during which time he guided them to a second-place finish in the League while also lifting League Cup and Europa League trophies.

While the Red Devils have not won any silverware since Mourinho was replaced by Ole Gunnar Solksjaer, the club did finish comfortably above the Lilywhites in the league last season after going on an impressive run of games in the second half of the campaign.

Man United overcame Spurs 2-1 on Mourinho’s return to Old Trafford as Spurs boss last December in what was the 57-year-old’s third game in charge of the Lilywhites after replacing Mauricio Pochettino.

The Tottenham team has seen a lot of changes since then with Mourinho stamping his own authority on the side, both in terms of personnel as well as tactics.

When asked whether he will be out for revenge when Spurs take on his former side on Sunday, Mourinho told Football.London: “What’s that? Revenge? I won so many times at Old Trafford as Manchester United coach and as an opponent coach.

“Revenge for what? Nobody treated me badly there, everyone was so nice to me.

“I don’t have enemies there, I don’t have bad feelings. Revenge for what? It’s just a football match I want to win.”

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While Jose might not admit it publicly, he will not be human if he does not have even a slight urge to get one over Man United and Solksjaer. The game is also a huge one in terms of momentum and confidence as it is our first big test of the season. Three points on Sunday on the top of the transfer window we have had could set us up to have an assault on the top two this season but a loss on Sunday could bring the players crashing down to earth and dent confidence.

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