Mourinho returns to Old Trafford for the primary time as an opposition supervisor this night and the 56-year-old might be wanting to make it 4 wins from 4 video games since changing Mauricio Pochettino.
The Special One has overseen victories over West Ham, Olympiakos and Bournemouth and spirits are excessive as soon as once more at Spurs after a depressing begin to the marketing campaign.
In preparation for tonight’s match, Solskjaer chosen one of United’s youngest ever sides in Astana, with seven youngsters and three full debutants all coming into the beginning XI.
Mourinho claims it was a ‘clever’ determination from the Norwegian, contemplating the Red Devils had already certified for the Europa League knockout levels.
‘Big game, two historical clubs, always a big game and we are both involved in let’s say a troublesome scenario, as a result of we would like extra, we would like higher,’ Mourinho instructed Tottenham’s official web site.
‘I believe it’s the identical with them and it is going to be a great recreation in a second the place there are heaps of matches. It’s the identical for everyone.
‘They were clever in that they were already qualified in the Europa League, so they rested all their players in the game at Astana, so they have one less game than us but that’s soccer.
‘Of course, it will be a difficult match for us, but also a difficult match for them.’
Mourinho claims he faces his stiffest take a look at but as Tottenham supervisor towards a United crew with ‘great support’ at Old Trafford.
‘We need to find a way to try to be alert with their key points, because they have key attacking points that are really important,’ he added.
‘At the same time, we cannot lose our identity, our way of playing, the way we’ve performed in the previous few matches. I’m not going to change this strategy.
‘They are probably the best team we’ve performed over the 4 matches with me, no doubts about it, additionally, Old Trafford, nice assist for them.
‘But we go there with only one objective.’