Man Utd vs Liverpool is just another game, nothing to prove - Mourinho

Ross Houston
October 12, 2017

'It's good to prepare without any added pressure or emotion, ' Mourinho said.

The 29-year-old has returned to Carrington to undergo further assessment with the United medial team and it's not yet clear exactly how long the midfielder will be on the sidelines for. 'It's a very important match for them - they need the match to qualify so I just wait.

Lukaku is Manchester United's top scorer this season having made a blistering start to life at Old Trafford with 7 goals in 7 games, while on the Road to Russian Federation he's scored 12 goals in 15 games.

Mourinho would have certainly loved to see his player rested, but would have been glad to see that he is fully fit to start against the Reds at Anfield on Saturday.

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Chelsea's two-time Player of the Year, Mata, was soon usurped by Oscar after Mourinho's return to the club at the end of the season.

Despite the huge rivalry between the two clubs, Mourinho claims he is not treating Saturday's game differently to any others.

No, the problem comes through the nature of these contests, and the one which oversaw Fellaini's injury serves as a flawless example: the mixture of a bad pitch, the pointless nature of the game (Belgium qualified for the World Cup back in September), and an nearly 3,000 mile round trip was a recipe for disaster. The United manager stated that his side has already defeated teams they failed to win last season including Everton and West Ham. Despite playing the midfielder in the first three Premier League games of Chelsea's 2013-14 season, De Bruyne was sold for £18m to Wolfsburg in the same month.

"At the same time, in these kinds of matches, every single moment plays a part".

"We have to prove nothing".

"One match, one result, one performance - that's not going to change anything".

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