"When the first draw was made and I said I wanted to meet United, many thought I was crazy," smiled Mourinho. "But it is exactly what I wanted, because it will be a difficult challenge, but nice to play.
"In games like this, you do not need to motivate players. When you play against the strongest, and in Manchester United at the moment we have the best team, the inspiration comes alone. Again, we know that will be a challenging game, but my team has talent and experience, they know how to play these games.
"This is why we know we can win."