Manchester United will face newly promoted Wolves tomorrow at Old Trafford, with Red Devils manager Jose Mourinho set to come face to face with a large contingent of his Countrymen.
Wolves have a large number of Portuguese players in their squad and are coached by Nuno Espirito Santo, who Mourinho managed during the pairs time at Porto.
The West Midlands clubs rise to the Premier League has been largely down to the influence of super agent Jorge Mendes, who has represented Mourinho throughout his career.
While the Manchester United manager confirmed that he has not been in contact with Mendes in recent times, he did heap praise on the job that has been done to get Wolves back into the top flight of English football.
”No, I don’t speak with him for quite a long time to be honest, but when we speak we don’t speak about my job or his job, he’s my agent and that’s it,” Mourinho told his pre-match press conference.
”But I think the work in Wolves is good because is not just about Portuguese influence, a Portuguese manager, a Portuguese staff and Portuguese players, is also about getting the right ones and I think they got good young players and got also good experienced, stable players, so they got this season, the Portuguese national team goalkeeper, they got Moutinho that is one of the players of the 100 caps club, big stability in the team, the young ones are young boys with good potential and you can see the work of the coaching staff and the team is a really, really good team.”