Found February 13, 2013 on Soccerlens:
PLAYERS: Jose Mourinho
Win tickets to watch United v Madrid at Old Trafford on March 5th - originally posted on Soccerlens.comWant to watch Manchester United v Real Madrid live at Old Trafford on March 5th? Enter a prize draw to win two tickets by using #HaveYourSayInMadrid or #HazteOirEnManchester on Twitter. Jump through to the contest site (tickets are courtesy of bwin), or see more details below. Manchester United face a tough challenge against Real Madrid – on paper Madrid seem clear favourites, based on league form the pendulum swings United’s way. But as Gary Neville has astutely pointed out, this is one of those games that you can’t predict. Both teams will go into it with clear, specific strategies and it will depend on who does their job better – not to mention a tiny but of luck as well. In previous years you could point to the Jose Mourinho factor but the dressing room discord at Madrid has negated that to some extent, even though the team seems to pull out their best performances in Europe. ...
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