Dr Mourinho: Porto can beat United again

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Former Porto coach Jose Mourinho said the Portuguese side's rich European tradition means they should not be written off in their Champions League quarter-final against holders Manchester United.

"The current European champions are a very, very strong team but Porto have tradition and experience in the Champions League. They beat Manchester United last time the teams met and have never lost at home to English clubs," Mourinho said.

Mourinho, who masterminded Porto's second European Cup win in 2004 and is now in charge of Inter Milan, was speaking after he received an honorary doctorate at the Lisbon university from which he graduated over 20 years ago.