Four points and two places separate the fierce rivals but, despite their lowlier league position, Arsenal are favourites given their home advantage and the fact they haven't lost to United during Mourinho's reign. But I would never fight it for a free-kick or a penalty, or whatever, because we all want the same result. When you come from where I come from it was like two-v-two, three-v-three. It is just the game, it is Arsenal.
"Borg's coach was telling him that all the time: "One point at a time; think about just one point". I say it's hard enough for you to be not focused and thinking about other things". We don't think how many points we are in front of them, how many points we are behind the leader.
The often outspoken Portuguese manager Mourinho's comments, perhaps surprisingly, suggested he sympathised more with the low-key personality of Borg, a five-time Wimbledon champion, than the demonstrative and controversial McEnroe, a victor of seven Grand Slam singles titles. But Mourinho responded: "I love tennis".
The France worldwide made his comeback last month and has played an influential role in a run of three straight Premier League wins ahead of Saturday's trip to Arsenal.
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Asked by reporters if that would affect his selection plans for this weekend, Mourinho replied: "I think I would always try to play the best possible team, even if the Champions League match was a must-win match. Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba might be the strongest in terms of their obvious size and physicality, but Luke rates much higher in terms of overall fitness".
"My goalkeeper needs to know what to do when his team has the ball, how to attack, and my striker needs to know how to defend and what to do, this is simple, for me is simple".
Ashley Young has been one of United's stand out players in recent weeks and proved yet again that he is all but finished when he netted a brace in a 4-2 win over Watford at Vicarage road during midweek. He limped off with a muscle complaint against Watford and he could join Marouane Fellaini, Eric Bailly, Phil Jones and Michael Carrick on the sidelines. "Let's see the feeling before the match, let's see the warm up, I hope he can (play)".