Jose Mourinho has denied that todays FA Cup final will define Manchester United’s season.
The Red Devils have already achieved their best league campaign of the post Sir Alex Ferguson era by finishing second in the table with 81 points, ironically a greater number of points than they achieved back in the famous 1998/99 treble winning season.
However, they also finished an incredible 19 points behind their Manchester rivals City, who broke almost every record in Premier League history, leaving the FA Cup as United’s only chance of silverware this season.
Speaking in his pre-match press conference though, the former Chelsea boss said that this afternoons fixture against his former side will not change a good season to a bad one:
“People can do what they want, you can analyse the way you want to analyse. I can also analyse the way I want to analyse,” said Mourinho.
“Of course it makes a difference, but it’s one thing to make a difference and the other is to consider the season good or bad because of one match.
“I analyse the work I do, the effort I put in, and everything we all did at the club. That includes the most important persons at the club – the players.
“I’m not going to analyse them because of one – of course very important – match.
“I know the positive things and the negative things so I am not going to change my analysis of the season because of the result of one match. Not at all.”