Mourinho: Man Utd best team in Europe

Inter Milan boss Jose Mourinho rates Manchester United as the best team in the world after seeing them dismantle former club Chelsea on Sunday night.

Inter Milan boss Jose Mourinho rates Manchester United as the best team in the world after seeing them dismantle former club Chelsea on Sunday night.

He told MUTV: "I always had big, big, big respect (for United). That's why I remember my time with Porto here as one of the most important for me, because we beat such an amazing club - and that's why I'm so excited to play with Inter Milan against Man Utd.

"When I said 'I want Man Utd', some people maybe thought 'this guy is crazy' - because he wants the top team - but I want it because they are the top, because it's difficult and because it's special and for my team and my players, it's a different thing.

"I won't need to motivate people because they are already motivated. The best (competitions) match players against the best - and the best at the moment is here.

"We can win it. We know Man Utd is a special team with special players. You look at how solid they are in defence and how dangerous they are in attack. You look to the dug-out and you see the talent is there; I look behind me, and even Nani is behind me.

"But Inter is a clever team, an intelligent team, a team with a lot of experience. We have some talent and we know how to play the game, so I think it will be a close match."

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