Portuguese speaks ahead of Champions League encounter at United.
Real Madrid head coach Jose Mourinho claims that the whole world will be focussed on Old Trafford on Tuesday night as the Spanish giants take on Manchester United in the Champions League.
The La Liga champions face the Red Devils in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 clash, having fought out a cagey 1-1 draw in the first encounter at the Santiago Bernabeu three weeks ago.
However, in the intervening period Mourinho’s men have beaten arch rivals FC Barcelona twice in succession; the first occasion being in the second leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final at Camp Nou, where Los Blancos recorded a famous 3-1 win, before that amazing result was followed up four days later with a 2-1 victory at home in La Liga over the Catalans
But, in spite of that morale-boosting triumph, Real still trail Barca by an enormous 13 points in the Spanish first division standings with virtually no chance whatsoever of catching Tito Vilanova and Co and retaining their Liga crown this campaign.
All of which means that Madrid’s entire season comes down to the result at Old Trafford, with United themselves also in great form having not lost a match of any kind since the start of December.
“The world will stop to watch this tie. I doubt expectations can be bigger than for this one,” Mourinho said in his pre-match press conference.
“Nobody knows what will happen because the teams are well matched.”