Jose Mourinho says his time at Manchester United is “a closed chapter” and he’s solely concerned about beating them when he takes his in-form Tottenham aspect to Previous Trafford on Wednesday. It’s the new Tottenham supervisor’s first return to the touchline at United’s residence floor since his sacking by the membership final December. “This is a closed chapter for me,” stated Mourinho, who has gained all three of his matches accountable for Spurs. “I left the membership, I took my time to course of every part that occurred, I took my time to arrange myself for the following problem.
“Truthfully, United for me is in my e-book of experiences, it is in my historical past e-book.”
United are struggling beneath Mourinho’s successor, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, however go into the sport simply two factors behind fifth-placed Spurs.
“It isn’t for me to analyse United now,” Mourinho said at his pre-match press conference. “I analyse them as an opponent, how they play. How can we beat them? How can they beat us? For me that’s the vital factor.”
Mourinho is worked up in regards to the prospect of returning to Previous Trafford.
He stated: “I really feel good, I prefer to play huge matches, I prefer to play in opposition to the perfect groups and return to a spot the place I used to be completely happy.
“I’ve a fantastic relationship with the Manchester United supporters. I went again as a pundit and I used to be humbled by such an exquisite reception.
“Tomorrow I am going again because the coach of the workforce that can 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.”
Experiences say Spurs midfielder Christian Eriksen has refused to signal a brand new take care of the membership, whereas there was hypothesis over the futures of Belgian defenders Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen.
Mourinho stated he was talking with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy in regards to the contract points however refused to be drawn on the main points.
“I’m not going to discuss these individual things,” he stated. “If I tell you that I didn’t speak with Mr (Daniel) Levy about Eriksen, Alderweireld and Vertonghen, I would be lying. So, yes I’m speaking with Mr Levy about it.”
“The important thing, really, is (they are) great professionals, big relationship with Tottenham, amazing understanding of what the club is and what we need from them,” he added.
“So, all three ready to play, all three ready to forget the contractual situation.”