Inter Milan coach Jose Mourinho believes Manchester United can become the first English club to win at Porto and progress to the Champions League semi-finals. The European Cup holders have it all to do ahead of their second-leg clash at the Estádio do Dragão on Wednesday night, following a 2-2 draw at Old Trafford. Barring a higher scoring draw or another 2-2 stalemate and the Reds progressing on penalties, Sir Alex Ferguson's side will have to do what no other English side has done before and defeat the Portuguese champions in their own back yard in order to reach the last four. However, former Porto and Chelsea boss Mourinho, whose Inter side were eliminated by United in the previous round, believes if anyone can create football history, it's the Red Devils. "How many times have United broken records or beaten the odds?" he said. "Sir Alex Ferguson is an expert at it, and they have the quality to go and win anywhere in the world. "Porto have got themselves in a fantastic position and they will be thinking they can get through to the semis. "Wayne Rooney is the boy Porto need to contain. He plays with no fear, and anybody who plays with no fear will never be concerned with how important the occasion is. "Rooney is a big-game player. The crowd at Porto won't make it easy for United, but the mentality of Rooney is to just play football and not be worried about anything else." UNITED FANS! Check FourFourTwo.com’s ever-expanding interviews archive for more stuff to read: Web Exclusives Wayne Rooney, Peter Schmeichel, Carlos Tevez Q&A Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo, Ruud Van Nistlerooy One on One David Beckham, George Best Ask A Silly Question Bryan Robson Boy's A Bit Special Danny Simpson Perfect XI Garth Crooks, Bryan Robson, Sir Bobby Charlton, Eric Cantona What Happened Next? David May, Norman Whiteside Sing When You’re Winning Dominic Monaghan, Ian Brown And Another Thing Being a Big Four fan Plus! Rate United players (and others) on Talentspotter
12 April 2009
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