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Mourinho has history on side against Ferguson

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After withstanding Manchester United's dominating performance two weeks ago, Inter Milan has a chance Wednesday to oust the Champions League holders and reach the quarterfinals.
Inter manager Jose Mourinho has history on his side going into Wednesday's second leg at Old Trafford: He has lost just one of 13 confrontations with United's Alex Ferguson.
The most memorable of Mourinho's victories came on his first visit to Old Trafford five years ago, when he guided eventual champion FC Porto to the final eight and sprinted down the touchline in celebration.
Mourinho joined Inter last summer after a stint at Chelsea, where he twice beat Ferguson's side to the Premier League title.
The Red Devils outplayed the Italian league leaders at the San Siro, but had to settle for a 0-0 draw and no valuable away goal.
That puts extra pressure on United's formidable defense to stop Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Adriano from scoring. Despite concerns over Rio Ferdinand's fitness, center back Nemanja Vidic will return after missing the first leg through suspension.
"He's a great player, he's done very well so far this year," Ibrahimovic said. "I'm looking forward to taking on Vidic. It's no problem for me to play against the best because that's part of the challenge. Players look forward to big occasions. You have to enjoy them.
"We have to win or draw to go through, but I don't think that any team really plays for a draw. We'll have to see how it turns out."
United defender Patrice Evra is confident about keeping Inter's strike force at bay.
"We really feel that people cannot score against us, be it home or away," the Frenchman said. "It makes us feel incredibly confident. We know we can win by scoring a single goal because we are able to hold on to a result."
Evra lost out to Mourinho's Porto side in the 2004 final during his Monaco days.
"Mourinho is the kind of coach that everyone wants to beat," Evra said. "I lost a Champions League final against him with Monaco, but I turned that around with United when I won my first league title here. That was a beautiful victory.
"I don't talk about revenge, but I really want to beat him again."


Updated : 2020-12-03 12:51 GMT+08:00