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Jose Mourinho insists Man Utd return with Spurs will not be revenge mission

Jose Mourinho insists he is not looking for revenge as he takes his Tottenham team to former club Manchester United this weekend.

Spurs clash with the Red Devils at Old Trafford on Sunday in the Premier League with it being Tottenham’s fourth game in eight days.

They are unbeaten since the opening day of the season and face a Manchester United team who have recorded back-to-back wins over Brighton.

Mourinho spent two-and-a-half years at Old Trafford before being sacked in December 2018 with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replacing him at the helm.

Solskjaer remains as United boss though Mourinho is not looking for any personal battle when he returns to Old Trafford.

When asked whether the clash would be a revenge mission, Mourinho responded: “What's that? Revenge?

“I won so many times at Old Trafford as Man United coach and as an opponent coach. Revenge for what?

“Nobody treated me badly there, everyone was so nice to me, I don't have enemies there, I don't have bad feelings.

“Revenge for what? It's just a football match I want to win."

One of Mourinho’s first games in charge of Tottenham was a 2-1 defeat at Manchester United last winter.

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Mourinho could be boosted by the return of Son Heung-min who was taken off with a hamstring injury last week.

He had been previously ruled out until after the international break, but he could make a surprise comeback on Sunday.

"I don't want to lie to you and say he doesn't play and Sunday he's there," Mourinho added.

"At the same time I don't want to say he plays and then he doesn't. So let's wait and see; in this moment, I honestly don't know."

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