Manchester United secured an impressive 2-1 victory over their bitter local rivals at Old Trafford on Saturday lunchtime as they kept their place in second spot in the Premier League table.
Mourinho’s men now turn their attentions towards preparing for their crunch Champions League showdown against Sevilla at Old Trafford on Tuesday night as they look to try and reach the quarter-finals of Europe’s elite club competition.
The two sides played out a goalless draw in the first leg of the last 16 clash last month.
The Red Devils will then host Brighton in the FA Cup quarter-finals at Old Trafford next weekend as they look to reach the semi-finals of the competition.
And Mourinho has talked up the importance of the two cup clashes after the Red Devils’ Premier League win over Liverpool FC.
Speaking at his post-match news conference on Saturday, Mourinho said: “Sevilla and Brighton are more important games than Liverpool.
“Liverpool was Liverpool, it was a big match, a match against a direct competitor for the top four, but nothing is decided yet.
“We have eight more games and 24 points to play for. But Sevilla and Brighton are “die or live” games, so the next two are much more important than the Liverpool one.”
Manchester United are aiming to at least finish in the top four this season after they ended up in sixth place in the table in Mourinho’s first campaign in charge last term.
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