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Gaffer Glad To Meet Mourinho Again

Gaffer Glad To Meet Mourinho Again

Though we got the toughest possible opponent in the Champions League, Sir Alex is content with the draw that will see him reunited with his old sparring partner Jose Mourinho.

'They kept us hanging being last out of the hat, but its interesting to come up against Jose again. He's a character with a good personality and I've always got on well with him.'

Yeah, like when he called Ronaldo uneducated or hinted that referees want us to be champions... though it's true, he never attacked Sir Alex the way he often did with Benitez and Wenger after their first pleasant chat over a glass of wine together.

'He knocked us out of the competition with Porto, so I hope we have the luck they had in that tie this time round. Inter have had a tremendous domestic record recently and that speaks volumes for the consistency of their team.

'They've got a lot of experience which includes a few South American players. In fact, I think they've only two Italians in their team. That represents a challenge because you know South American players are very tough defensively and resilient players.

'We've played against most of their players over the years and met them in a friendly last year at Old Trafford. So we know about them. Hopefully we'll do the job in the first game and give ourselves a platform to take back to Old Trafford.

'Playing against bigger teams always brings focus to our game, as we showed against Barcelona last season. The most important thing in that tie was to concentrate, and our concentration was terrific.'


And this season it was anything but. Though hopefully this time it will be terrific again: after all, the only really big team we faced, Chelsea, could only manage a draw at home against a resilient, focused United. Our concentration was abysmal at Anfield but Liverpool are not a big team, are they?



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Writer:Zae
Date:Friday December 19 2008
Time: 1:40PM

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He called Ronaldo uneducated? Wow, Jose should be given a PhD for that! :D
JT_daniel
19/12/2008 14:30:00
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We are the European Champions and shouldn't fear ANYONE! Bring on Mour's men, we'll make mince meat out of them!
ForeverUnited
19/12/2008 15:05:00
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