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Here is what Tottenham boss Mourinho said about Manchester United ahead of Sunday’s clash at Old Trafford

Ahead of the Sunday clash between Tottenham and Manchester United, Jose Mourinho has given some hopes and encouragement to United faithfuls. 

According to Sky Sports, the Portuguese manager believes it is only a matter of time before Manchester United start winning trophies again.

Jose Mourinho who guided United to their last title in 2017, the Europa League also won the League Cup during his tenure at Old Trafford.

However, since then, the Red Devils have fallen short in all competitions but Mourinho, who left Old Trafford in December 2018 and subsequently became the head coach at Tottenham Hotspur, believes the club is heading in the right direction under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

“It is a team that is improving year after year,” Mourinho told Sky Sports ahead of Tottenham’s game at Manchester United on Sunday.

“The younger players are now older, they have more experience now. The players they have bought are players of quality.

“Many of my players, important players for me in my time at United, they are not any more important.

“They have changed their team. Players that worked with me, some of them are not even now selected or they are on the bench so that is a great evolution in the team.

“They have this ambition and this responsibility of winning titles which they haven’t done for quite a long time. The last one was the Europa League so they have this motivation, this potential and they are a very good side.

“I think they will [win trophies], sooner or later they will. It’s the direction where they are going.

“The younger people are getting older, are getting more experience. Young (Marcus) Rashford is still young but he is not a kid anymore. He is a mature player just to give you an example.

“The big boys like (Nemanja) Matic, they are still there for the team, for the balance of the team, for the emotional balance of the team, so I think it’s a club in evolution.

“They want to do it and of course in the Premier League nothing is easy for any one but they have the historical responsibility of doing it.”

Manchester United will face Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon on Premier League matchday 4 before the teams go on a two-weeks international break. 

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