As United take on Jose Mourinho’s Inter Milan in the Champions League, we give you the lowdown on the latest instalment of Sir Alex v the Special One...
It had to be Jose. No-one of a Red persuasion will quickly forget their first Mourinho moment, the Portuguese flapping like a big grey bird up the Old Trafford touchline as Porto knocked us out on the way to taking the Champions League in 2004. Now, after two Premier League titles for Chelsea followed by two for United, battle lines are to be drawn again, this time as the Reds take on the leaders of Serie A.
Reaction to the draw
As usual the gaffer had his own individual take on matters at UEFA HQ, preferring to concentrate less on the Italian qualities of Inter and more on their imported stars.
“They have a lot of experience in their team, including quite a few South Americans,” Sir Alex said. “In fact I think they have only got two Italians in their team. That in itself represents a tough challenge because you know South American players are always very tough