The Telegraph
Friday, December 15, 2017
 

Mourinho is calm & composed

First published on 12-Oct-2017

London: Manchester United will approach Saturday's high-profile Premier League meeting with bitter rivals Liverpool as they would any other match, manager Jose Mourinho has said.

United have made a strong start to the season and are second in the table behind Manchester City on goal difference. They have scored 21 goals and let in only two to sit on 19 points.

Ahead of a tricky test against seventh-placed Liverpool, who have struggled to plug leaks in defence but have shown plenty of attacking intent, Mourinho played down the importance of the clash at this stage in the season.

"When you are in a big club, when you are a big player, when you are a big manager, every game is important," Mourinho was quoted by the club website on Wednesday.

"It's three points, not four. If we are at a moment in a season where the duel between the two teams ensures the result will mean more than three points, then yes.

"Sometimes, a draw or even to lose by a certain goal difference is important. In this case, it is not important. It's just a three-point match. That's the way I approach it."


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