Our exclusive interview with Jose Mourinho
Very early on Friday morning, before his pre-match press conference, Jose Mourinho sat down at the Aon Training Complex for an exclusive one-to-one interview. We discussed the Premier League match against Newcastle United at Old Trafford, the squad's injury concerns and what difficulties Rafa Benitez’s side might pose…
"It’s not the tactical knowledge; it’s the trophies. Because the world is full of top managers but not many have the trophies, and Rafa has the trophies."
Last season’s match was terrific wasn’t it? You came from behind and won comfortably 4-1 but, generally, they don’t concede many goals do they?
"No. Newcastle, especially against the top teams they are, as I was saying, very, very well organised. They focus on the potential of the opposition. Sometimes Rafa plays with five, other times [they] play with two lines of four, very narrow, very compact, and it’s always difficult to play against teams with this kind of organisation. So a difficult match for us. Of course, we know that we want to win the match. Of course, we know that to win matches we have to score goals. But I think it’s going to be a difficult match."