Press Conference: Manchester United vs. Tottenham Hotspur


Jose Mourinho has called on the Old Trafford support to help his side during tomorrow’s heavyweight clash against Tottenham Hotspur.

The visit of Spurs is certainly the most talked about Premier League fixture of the weekend, and kicks things off in the lunchtime start time of 12:30pm.

As second face third with both sides trailing leaders Manchester City by five points, the Portuguese manager talked up the atmosphere inside the Theatre of Dreams as playing a key part in proceedings.

“I think we had some very good atmospheres last season at home when we played against the big teams,” quoted Mourinho.

“I can remember really good atmospheres against Chelsea and Liverpool, so if the supporters want then they can make it really good and positive for us,” added Jose.

On the injury front, Mourinho was quick to move on from questions regarding Harry Kane’s hamstring strain for tomorrow’s visitors, name-dropping United’s notable absentees in the process.

“We have no Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba, Marouane Fellaini, Marcos Rojo, Michael Carrick, so don’t speak to me about Harry Kane,” was the boss’ reply.

The 54-year-old also added that Phil Jones is “okay” and defensive partner Eric Bailly is a “possibility” to feature, whilst stating: “I think we are fine, I think we are strong and I think we are ready.”

United have won all six matches at home across all competitions this term, netting 21 goals in the process whilst conceding just once.

They are yet to concede at home in the league yet face a Spurs side who also boast a 100% record on the road after four games, scoring 10 goals in the process.

It has the making of a memorable contest with Mourinho highlighting his admiration for tomorrow’s opposition.

“They are a very good team, one of the best in the league.

“They have a fantastic squad, a good manager, stability and years with the same manager, the same players.

“They are a really, really, really good team.”

With United aiming to bounce back from last weekend’s shock defeat against Huddersfield Town and Spurs looking for a response to Wednesday’s Carabao Cup exit to rivals West Ham United after being 2-0 in front, both sides will be hoping to give their fans something to cheer about come Saturday afternoon.

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