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Jose Mourinho waving a red scarf at Old Trafford.

'The next few weeks at Old Trafford will be amazing'

Jose Mourinho is looking forward to what the next few weeks at Old Trafford hold in story for Manchester United, with a series of huge games coming to the Theatre of Dreams.

In this short space of time, the Reds will play two massive Premier League matches rivals against Chelsea and Liverpool, as well as the UEFA Champions League last-16 second leg against Sevilla and the Emirates FA Cup quarter-final against Brighton and Hove Albion.

“I think the next few weeks at Old Trafford will be amazing,”
Jose told MUTV’s Helen Evans.
“Two big matches against two direct rivals in the Premier League, two knockout matches that, if things go well, can leave us in the quarter-final of the Champions League and the semi-final of the FA Cup.

“Sometimes we have periods with three, four consecutive away matches but this time we have four matches at home, with Crystal Palace away in between, but four big matches at Old Trafford.”

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The boss also admitted to MUTV that he cannot believe how quickly the season is going and how cup competition success can congest the match schedule. United’s current schedule contains 12 matches, including the final 10 Premier League matches, and that total could potentially rise to 19.

“Time flies,”
Mourinho laughed at the Aon Training Complex on Friday.
“It feels like two days ago that we were in Los Angeles for pre-season and now we’re almost in March. March, April and May can be really busy and going far in the FA Cup creates you problems. We now play Brighton when we were supposed to play West Ham and we don’t know when we’ll play West Ham. If we play the semi-final of the FA Cup, I don’t know when that will be so it can be really busy and complicated.”

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