Jose Mourinho sends direct message to Liverpool FC fans ahead of Man United clash

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho opens up about his respect for Liverpool FC supporters ahead of Saturday's clash

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Jose Mourinho insists he has a lot of respect for the Liverpool supporters ahead of Manchester United’s trip to Anfield on Saturday afternoon.

The Red Devils boss faced Liverpool on numerous occasions in some big games across three different competitions during his first spell in charge of Chelsea.

Liverpool beat Chelsea in two Champions League semi-finals in 2005 and 2007 but the Reds lost to the Blues in the League Cup final in 2005.

Of course, Mourinho’s side won the Premier League title in 2005 and 2006 as Liverpool fell well short in a number of title pushes under Rafael Benitez.

The Chelsea boss effectively ended Liverpool’s title hopes in 2013-14 during his second spell at Stamford Bridge when his Blues side were 2-0 winners at Anfield in May.

The Portuguese coach took over Manchester United in 2016 and infuriated Liverpool fans with his negative approach to their goalless draw on Merseyside in the Premier League last term.

However, Mourinho has extended an olive branch to the Reds supporters after he underlined his respect for Manchester United’s bitter rivals ahead of Saturday’s clash.

“I like to play against the best teams, I like to play against the best clubs and I like to play at the best stadiums – the stadiums with more history,” Mourinho told Sky Sports.

“And you are right, at Anfield I’ve had great moments and I’ve had bad moments. They have had happiness against me, they have had very sad moments against me

“[Now] if they respect me as much as I respect them, we are going to have another one of those matches.”

Manchester United won the EFL Cup and the Europa League in their first season under Mourinho.

The Red Devils haven’t won the Premier League title since 2013.

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