We’re sure Jose Mourinho has done a lot of home-fan courting during his time as a Premier League manager, but he seems particularly geared up to ally the support for Sunday’s visit from Liverpool.
The Manchester United boss spoke shortly after Reds counterpart Jurgen Klopp on Friday. He said he’s perhaps “more calm” than Klopp, and that Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo remain questions for Sunday.
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And he built on his midweek exhortation of Old Trafford support, essentially saying Get with me on this, OT!
“What I want, I have from them, since day one. What I want is for them to be with the team,” said Mourinho.
“Now, it’s just a question of trying to have a little bit extra in a match that, for them, means a little bit more.
“We play at home, so it’s a huge percentage of our fans compared with Liverpool fans, so they can give us that little bit extra to make the game a bit more special for us.”
It seems unlikely Manchester United fans needed the extra nudge. This one could get wild.