Mourinho expecting ‘very difficult’ game against Newcastle

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is warning fans that Saturday evening’s clash against Newcastle will be ‘very difficult’.

Manchester United are currently on their worst start to a league campaign for 29 years, having already lost three of their opening seven Premier League games, but do have a chance to pick up a well needed three points against a struggling Newcastle side.

Newcastle are currently without a win all season, a record leaving them in the bottom three, although their opening seven games have seen them come up against Chelsea, Man City, Arsenal and Tottenham. During those games, Rafa Benitez’s side tried to shut up shop at the back and hit on the break, and Jose Mourinho is expecting his side to be given a difficult game tomorrow evening:

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“Very important. I know we are in the beginning of October and you look at the tables all around Europe and the tables in September and October don’t reflect what is going to happen in a few months or at the end of the season,” Mourinho said in his pre-match press conference on Friday.

“We can do much better. To do that we need points, points we lost in the last two Premier League matches. One point out of six, and we know that to improve that position, we need to win these three points.

“Our opponent for different reasons they also need the points. Very, very, very good coach. A team that is always very well organised especially against teams in top half of the table. The results they had against the top teams didn’t get them points yet this season but gave them very close results. Very difficult matches for the opposition, so we expect a very difficult match.”

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