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Mourinho shrugs off United link

12 February 2013 19:08

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has talked down his chances of replacing Alex Ferguson as Manchester United's next manager.

The former Inter Milan man has been heavily linked with replacing Ferguson when the 71-year-old finally decides to call time on his tenure at Old Trafford.

When 50-year-old Mourinho was asked on Tuesday if he would be replacing his counterpart at United, he replied: "No, because we have to end our career at the same time. He at 90, me at 70."

Mourinho, speaking ahead of the Champions League round-of-16 first leg between Real and United on Wednesday, said his next job will in England, where he enjoyed a hugely successful spell in charge of Chelsea between 2004 and 2007.

"The Premier League will be my next step," he said.

Mourinho has been linked with a return to Chelsea and a move to United's cross-city rivals Manchester City.

But the Portuguese coach said he is firmly focused on Wednesday's clash between Real and United.

"Man U has that responsibility too and we feel that responsibility. I think for sure it is the match of this round of the Champions League, I think it is the most important one," he said.

"It is always a privilege, not just when you win. We all want to play against big opponents, big coaches, big players, big teams and Man U

represents all of that."

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Competition
UEFA Champions League
Date
13 February 2013
Kick-off
20:45
Half-time
1 - 1
Full-time
1 - 1
On aggregate
3 - 2
Venue
Estadio Santiago Bernabéu (Madrid)
Attendance
79429

Goals

0 - 1
20' D. Welbeck
 (assist by W. Rooney)
1 - 1

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# Player Bookings
11
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