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Jose Mourinho believes 'lack of respect' shown to him compared to Arsene Wenger

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The old rivals go head-to-head at Old Trafford tomorrow
The old rivals go head-to-head at Old Trafford tomorrow

The Manchester United manager's press conference this afternoon is a fiery affair, with Mourinho having several pops at the media.

The Portuguese coach believes that he is shown less respect than his counterpart, and opponent at Old Trafford tomorrow, despite the pair having won an equal amount of Premier League titles.

"The record against any other manager being good or bad is not important for me. The only thing that matters is what you get as a team, our team's results, our CV if you want to go in that direction and in the Premier League tomorrow is a match between the two managers with the best record in the Premier League.

"Sir Alex Ferguson is not here anymore and tomorrow between the two managers we are speaking about I think six or seven Premier League titles, I'm not sure. I have three I think and Mr Wenger has three.

"Does that mean we should be respective even in periods where our results are not the best? I think Mr Wenger has that respect from all of you, I don't think I have. My last Premier League title was 18 months ago not 18 years go, I don't get that respect to be honest.

"I just follow my way because I want to win a ninth championship and I want to win a fourth Premier League."

Mourinho and Wenger face off in Manchester at 12.30pm tomorrow, with sixth-placed United trailing fourth-placed Arsenal by six points.

A belligerent Mourinho refused to comment on the fitness of Chris Smalling but confirmed the availability of both Luke Shaw and Wayne Rooney.