Ranieri got the better of old rival Mourinho last season.

Jose Mourinho claims he wouldn't swap careers with Claudio Ranieri

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Jose Mourinho has batted away comparisons with old rival Claudio Ranieri, insisting he wouldn't swap places with the Tinkerman despite Leicester's shock title triumph. 

The Special One's Manchester United face the Foxes in the Community Shield on Sunday, with Leicester's presence at Wembley just another reminder, if anyone needed one, of their unbelievable success last season. 

Football's romantics had it that Ranieri had finally got one over on the man who replaced him at Chelsea, but speaking to the Sun, Mourinho has given them something of a reality check. 


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“Ask him if he would change his career with mine. I would not change mine with his — but it was an unbelievable achievement," he said. 

Mourinho not swapping 

“I have my career, he has his career."

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Unlike Leicester, there are huge expectations surrounding United this season after the arrivals of Eric Bailly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, and a potential move for Paul Pogba expected to be completed in the coming weeks. 

Pressure's on

Mourinho is under far more pressure than Ranieri this season, as anything less than silverware will be seen as a failure. 

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However, if we're talking titles, it's fair to say United's new boss is always going to come out on top, with three in the Premier League, two in Serie A, one in La Liga, and two in the Portuguese Primeira Liga. 

And even if Leicester lift the Shield on Sunday afternoon, Mourinho will have his eyes on taking the main prize away from the King Power and back to Old Trafford. 

Who's the better manager - Mourinho or Ranieri? Have your say in the comments. 

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