Jose Mourinho expects "very defensive" Manchester United

Mourinho expects
© AP Photos
Jose Mourinho claims that Manchester United will take a defensive approach against Real Madrid at Old Trafford on Tuesday.

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho believes that Manchester United will take a "very defensive" approach against his team during their Champions League last-16 second-leg clash on Tuesday.

A goalless draw at Old Trafford would be enough for the Red Devils to progress to the quarter-finals, as the first leg at the Santiago Bernabeu last month ended in a 1-1 draw.

"I think they will be very defensive when we have the ball and I think it will be the same for us when they have the ball," he told reporters on Monday.

"They are a strong attacking side and we will have to defend stoutly and well when they have the ball. It is 1-1 and we will have to attack when we have the ball. The last time I came here I lost with Inter in the Champions League, but I played here with Porto, Inter and Chelsea many times. I have won, drawn and lost here.

"I don't care about records, what I care in this moment is that tomorrow is the kind of match where anything can happen. I know football well enough and big matches well enough that we can go through or can go out tomorrow."

Madrid have reached the semi-finals of the Champions League in each of the last two seasons.

Mesut Ozil
Read Next:
Ozil confident of beating United
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

1Manchester CityMan City23202167175062
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd23155348163250
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs23135546212544
8Leicester CityLeicester238783432231
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2367102941-1225
12Crystal Palace2367102133-1225
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2366111939-2024
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2365122131-1023
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2358101729-1223
18Stoke CityStoke2355132350-2720
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom23310101830-1219
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account