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Jose Mourinho is urging United stars to be like Borg

 

By Simon Peach

Jose Mourinho has been taking Bjorn Borg's lead as he keeps his focus only on Manchester United's trip to Arsenal rather than the Premier League title race.

The Portuguese has emphasised he has a one-game-at-a-time philosophy - and likened it to the way tennis great Borg was coached.

Ahead of today's game at the Emirates Stadium, United are eight points behind leaders Manchester City in second place, while Arsenal are fourth.

Asked if he saw the match as must-win, manager Mourinho said: "I play a game at a time and I think that's the way to do it.

"Yesterday I was watching an interesting movie, Bjorn Borg versus John McEnroe, and Borg's coach was telling him all the time, 'One point at a time, think just about one point'. And I tell my players, 'Think just about the game'. I always say this. It doesn't matter what comes after, or what happened before."

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