Mourinho satisfied with Spurs progress

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Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur – Premier League – Old Trafford – Sunday 4:30pm – Preview

Jose Mourinho recognised the challenge his Tottenham Hotspur side faced at the end of a tough eight days but insisted hosts, a much-changed Manchester United outfit, wouldn’t have it all their own way in Sunday’s Old Trafford showdown. 

“They are a team full of great players,” Mourinho told

“When I looked to their team at Brighton – and I don’t believe many of these players are going to play on Sunday – so many of my players were in that team, and in my team, they were fundamental players in the team, now they are secondary players in the team.

“So, they have lots of good players, it’s going to be, of course, a difficult match, but I also don’t think it is going to be easy for them.”

Maccabi Haifa aside, Mourinho is pleased with how Spurs are evolving against Premier League opposition, adding: “We are confident, we are playing well.

“I take this game out of the analysis, but the previous three, two Premier League matches and the Chelsea game were proper games, difficult matches, the team played very well so hopefully we can go to Old Trafford and do the same.”

Jeevesie’s prediction: Manchester United 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur 

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