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​Newcastle boss Benitez ignoring rivalry with Man Utd counterpart Mourinho

For Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez the game against Manchester United is all about the players and not the Spaniards rivalry with Utd's manager Jose Mourinho.

The two managers developed an increasingly bitter enmity when they were in charge at Liverpool and Chelsea a decade ago, but Benitez says he has moved on from those battles.

He said: "We are playing against Manchester United. It is not important who the managers are. He (Mourinho) is a good manager who has won a lot. I'm more concerned about Lukaku, Mata and Rashford.

"[They] are a massive club who, as always, have spent a lot of money and are doing well. They have to compete for everything. As always we will try to do our best to get three points if we can, but we know it will be difficult."

Ian Ferris
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