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​Karanka to enjoy taking Middlesbrough to Man Utd and former mentor Mourinho

Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka is relishing the task of pitting his wits against old mentor Jose Mourinho on Saturday, reports Sky Sports.

Manchester United boss Mourinho hired Karanka as his assistant at Real Madrid in 2010 and they spent three years together.

"I spent three amazing years with him at Madrid," Karanka said. "It will be nice to see him. At the end of the game, we will share a glass of wine or beer or coke. This is one of the fixtures I was looking forward to most. I have a lot to thank Jose Mourinho for.

"I have to say thanks to him and to his staff so many times. I am in the Premier League because I learnt a lot with them.

"They gave me the last push to become a manager. We are really good friends and have a really good relationship."


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