Man Utd v Real Madrid live free: World will stop to watch, says Mourinho .
José Mourinho believes the “world will stop” when Real Madrid face Manchester United at Old Trafford in their hugely anticipated Champions League encounter in which he expects each side to be bold as they seek to progress.
While Sir Alex Ferguson warned his team not to fear the threat of the returning Cristiano Ronaldo, who is in superb form, with the last-16 tie standing at 1-1 following the opening leg, United have what would be a decisive away goal if the match ends goalless.
In front of a packed press conference at Old Trafford a subdued Mourinho was asked what would tilt the tie for his side. “I have no idea. They are in a fantastic run, better than ever. An FA Cup quarter-final, winning the Premier League already in March and they don’t lose a match in months,” he said. “We are also in good form in 2013 – 12 or 13 matches with one defeat is quite a good result.
“Nobody knows what will happen because the teams are well matched.”
Real arrive at Old Trafford after two “El Clasico” wins over Barcelona.
Jose Mourinho was quiet – too quiet.
This was the respectful, serene “Special One” back at the place where he came to the world’s attention with a 100m sprint down Old Trafford’s touchline that not even a long overcoat could slow down.
They first saw off their Spanish rivals 3-1 in the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey on 26 February, before beating them 2-1 in La Liga on Saturday.
“Our feelings would be the same whatever those results,” added Mourinho. “The first match against Barcelona put us in the cup final, the second was in a league – a league we cannot win – and this is the Champions League.