Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been busy playing mind games ahead of the club’s battle with Liverpool and will be hoping his comments get under the skin of the Reds players.
United face Liverpool on Saturday with a trip to Anfield surely going to bring about the best out of the clubs.
Every game is tough in England’s top division but the Red Devils face their first real test of the season against their old foes.
Mourinho’s men will be hoping to continue their title charge with an important three points on the table and will have to snatch it out of Liverpool’s hands.
Jose however, has been downplaying the event, perhaps to draw out some complacency out of his opponents who currently sit in the Europa League spots of the Premier League.
According to Sky Sports he said: “It’s for three points, not four. Maybe if we were in a moment of the season where it was a duel between two teams it would mean more but it’s not the case.
“At the same time, in these kinds of matches, every single moment plays a part. We are playing against a good team with very good players.”
United will be missing Marouane Fellaini for the clash but Liverpool are also currently suffering their fair share of injuries.
The Red Devils fan base will be pleased to hear that their opposition’s danger man, Sadio Mane, will also not be fit in time for the game.
Mane has proven crucial to the Reds since his move from Southampton and United can capitalise on their rival’s loses with a good display.
Meanwhile, Herrera has proven to be a more than capable player and should replace Fellaini with ease as the club’s squad depth truly begins to show the more the season goes on.
Against Liverpool, they’ll need every ounce of collective strength to come out of the tie with all three points and the bragging rights too, at least until the next encounter.