Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho meet each other on Sunday as Manchester United welcome Chelsea at Old Trafford.
The duo worked together when LVG was in charge of Barcelona and the mutual respect between them is huge as both managers went on to do big things with other teams after leaving Barca.
But they will be meeting for the first time in the Premier League on Sunday and mutual respect will have to take a back seat as pre match tactics take center-stage.
Somewhat of a mind games king in the PL, Mourinho responded to the mini injury crisis of the strikers at Chelsea with a a very subtle dig at his next opponents: “I cannot speak about Man United. I can speak about ourselves. We are playing well, we are getting good results. We don’t cry on injuries. It’s our philosophy, we don’t cry. We just think one injury means an opportunity for somebody else. We cannot hide.”
Clear mind games from Mou as the words ‘injuries’ and ‘philosophy’ have been synonymous with Manchester United & Van Gaal this seaosn.