New Manchester United boss, Jose Mourinho, has insisted he will not reignite his personal rivalry with Pep Guardiola.
The two managers have a history of animosity, from the time they both coached Real Madrid and Barcelona in Spain.
Mourinho and Guardiola will be working in Manchester next season, with the Spaniard set to take over at the Etihad, but United’s new man says if he focuses on Guardiola, it could affect their chances of winning the Premier League.
“[What has happened in the past] does not allow me to be innocent. For two years Pep and I were in a league where the champion would be either me or him, Real Madrid or Barcelona,” Mourinho told a group of football coaches in Lisbon on Tuesday.
“In a situation like this, individual fights make sense because they can influence things. But in the Premier League, if I focus on him and Manchester City, and he on me and Manchester United, someone else is going to win the league.”