Even after moving to within 90 minutes of a trip to Wembley, Jose Mourinho couldn’t help but talk about Sunday’s visit from his rivals.
Mourinho is looking forward to Manchester United’s season rematch with Liverpool, a Sunday affair at 11 a.m. EDT.
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United beat Hull City 2-0 in the first leg of their EFL Cup semifinal, getting goals from Juan Mata and Marouane Fellaini. The second tally inspired the big-haired midfielder to spring over to Mourinho for a huge, nearly knocking the manager of his pegs.
After the game, though, Mourinho was all business (From ManUtd.com):
“Now this game is over, I think about Sunday. And Sunday, I need to do better, the players need to do better and the stadium has to do better too. Everybody likes big games – players, managers, fans… everyone loves big matches so let’s go for that one on Sunday.”
United and Liverpool drew 0-0 at Anfield in October, and Mourinho thought the Red Devils should’ve picked up a win. United has won nine-straight in all competitions, six in the Premier League, as it’s surged to within three points of the Top Four and five points of second place Liverpool.