03 Dec 2019, 17:54 IST
Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho anticipates a heat reception from Manchester United supporters on Wednesday however says his time on the membership is a “closed chapter”.
Mourinho was sacked by United in December 2018 after a two-and-a-half-year spell during which he guided the membership to EFL Cup and Europa League triumphs.
The Portuguese returned to administration on November 20, taking on at Tottenham only a day after Mauricio Pochettino was dismissed by the north London outfit.
He has masterminded three consecutive wins throughout all competitions since his appointment and takes his resurgent facet to United within the Premier League on Wednesday.
Mourinho – who has returned to Outdated Trafford as a tv pundit this season – appears again fondly on his time on the membership however says his focus is now solely on Tottenham.
“It is a closed chapter for me,” he advised a media convention. “I left the membership and took my time to course of every part that occurred.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) December 3, 2019
“I took my time to organize myself for the subsequent problem. Actually, Manchester United for me now’s in my ebook of experiences; it is in my historical past ebook.
“I really feel good. I prefer to play large matches; I prefer to play in opposition to the most effective groups and that’s the most vital factor. Going again to Outdated Trafford is to return to a spot the place I used to be blissful. I can say that I used to be blissful. I’ve an incredible relationship with Manchester United supporters.
“I went again as a pundit, which is a special perspective. I used to be actually humbled by such a fantastic reception.
“On Wednesday, I am going again because the coach of the staff that’s going is attempt to beat Manchester United and that possibly offers a special perspective.”
Tottenham have confirmed goalkeepers Hugo Lloris and Michel Vorm stay out with elbow and calf accidents respectively, whereas Ben Davies (ankle) and Erik Lamela (hamstring) may even miss the journey to United.
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