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Rafael Benitez: 'Focus on Manchester United not Jose Mourinho'

Benitez: 'Focus on United not Mourinho'
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Rafael Benitez says that he is "more concerned" about stopping the likes of Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford than focusing on previous hostilities with Jose Mourinho.

Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez has downplayed his feud with Jose Mourinho ahead of Saturday afternoon's league meeting with Manchester United.

The pair have clashed on numerous occasions over the past decade or so, emanating from their time in charge of Liverpool and Chelsea when the Reds came out on top in a feisty Champions League semi-final tie.

Benitez was unwilling to discuss his relationship with Mourinho ahead of this weekend's Old Trafford showdown, however, insisting that he is instead more focused on stopping the Red Devils' attacking talents.

"We are playing against Manchester United. It is not important who the managers are," he told reporters. "[Mourinho] is a good manager who has won a lot. I'm more concerned about [Romelu] Lukaku, [Juan] Mata and [Marcus] 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."

Newcastle will be without Paul Dummett, Christian Atsu, Jamaal Lascelles and Mikel Merino for Saturday's late kickoff in the Premier League.

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