Jose Mourinho once again appears to have dispensed with the usual animosity one might expect to find between Premier League rivals after stating his desire to see Manchester United successfully advance to the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
Chelsea manager Mourinho - who returned to West London for a second stint in charge last summer - saw his team safely reach the last eight of the tournament with a comfortable victory over Galatasaray on Tuesday and the Portuguese clearly hopes to be joined in the latter stages by the Red Devils.
"I keep saying the same," he was quoted by The Daily Express following the easy win at Stamford Bridge that was secured courtesy of goals from Samuel Eto'o and Gary Cahill.
"I believe they can do it and I hope they do it tomorrow."
While there may be slight question marks over the sincerity of Mourinho's comments given his position at Chelsea, there is certainly no doubt that Manchester United have it all to do if they are to prolong their stint in Europe's most-prestigious club competition.
After suffering a 2-0 defeat to Olympiacos following efforts from Alejandro Dominguez and Arsenal loanee Joel Campbell at the Karaiskakis Stadium last month, David Moyes' side must win by three clear goals tonight at Old Trafford while desperately hoping that the Greek champions do not register on the scoresheet themselves.
A positive result and outcome in this fixture - as well as in upcoming Premier League games against West Ham and local rivals Manchester City - could well be crucial for Moyes if he has any hopes of maintaining that vital element of job security.
Although there has been little to suggest that recent poor results - including that devastating 3-0 defeat at home to Liverpool on Sunday - have forced the Manchester United board into reconsidering his position, fans are evidently becoming increasingly agitated with a distinct lack of progress under Moyes' stewardship and a further run of questionable results will surely bring his status under question.
Manchester United fans - do you believe Mourinho really wants you to do well?
Are you capable of beating Olympiacos and do you think Moyes should be given time? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box provided below...
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