Former Barcelona and Spain midfielder has spoken about Jose Mourinho and urges the Portuguese to not declare war in order to fix Manchester United’s current crisis.
Jose Mourinho’s side have recently suffered a humiliating 4-0 defeat at the hands of Mourinho’s former club, Chelsea.
Xavi have witnessed Jose Mourinho’s dark side when he was in charge of Spanish Giants Real Madrid a few years back and Xavi fears that Mourinho might turn into something that does not bring any good.
“Sometimes when things don’t go well for Mourinho, he wants war not football like when he was at Madrid and I hope we don’t see that again in England.” Xavi said.
Mourinho and current Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola’s intense rivalry started back when those two managers were in charge of Real Madrid and Barcelona, and Xavi fears that history might repeat back.
“When I knew they would be rival coaches again, I knew it would be good for football. I knew it would be especially good for English football.”
“They’re two of the best coaches in the world and their duet can be the best in football.” Xavi added.
Mourinho and Guardiola’s side met in the Manchester derby which saw that Manchester City completely dominated arch rivals, Manchester United beating them 2-1. They will soon meet again in EFL Cup clash.
“Both coaches are going to win this game. I dont believe this is a competition they will not take seriously.”
“Pep will not be worrying, thats not his way but he will not have been happy with recent results and a good win against the biggest rivals could put them on a good run again.”
“Pep will also want to win his first competition with City, that will be important for him.”
“Even with City dropping some points in the league, I still think under Pep they’ll be champions this season.”
“The domestic competitions have to be everything for United and Mourinho this season. I don’t think this season they can win the Premier League. These competitions are their hope for a trophy.”
“Once Mourinho has had another transfer window, maybe they’ll be ready, but for now they must secure a finish in a Champions League spot, thats where United belong.” Xavi said.