Mourinho praises Man Utd and Moyes ahead of weekend clash
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has certainly enjoyed his history against Manchester United, but in his pre-match press conference on Friday, he was sure to acknowledge the fact that he's approaching the game very seriously despite United's current situation.
Mourinho was full of praise for both Manchester United and Moyes, saying that "the club gave him [David Moyes] an incredible trust after they selected Moyes to be the next Man United manager after Sir Alex. It is a club with a fantastic culture. They believe in stability. They believe in the power of the manager. They believe in the support of the manager. So I don't think just because they have had a couple of bad results and aren't top of the league that there is a reason for David to be in trouble."
Mourinho went on to say "We don't play against a team that is 11 points behind the leader, we play against the Champions - we play against Manchester United. This is the way I started the notes in the program and this is the way I feel."
The Portuguese manager also discussed the number of big derbies and rivalry matches that he'd managed and taken a part in, saying that the side with the least amount to lose was often the better side. For this reason, Mourinho thinks that playing against a United side that haven't lived up to expectations this season could be difficult. Mourinho went on to say, "This game is especially dangerous to us."