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3 reasons why Jose Mourinho will be desperate to win the FA Cup

Shambhu Ajith
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Jose Mourinho loves winning trophies

Jose Mourinho has earned the reputation of a winning manager who consistently gets the best out of his players. His mojo seems to have faded recently but he is still among the top managers in Europe.

At Manchester United, he had a very decent debut season where he won the League Cup and also won the UEFA Europa League. United were expected to go on to greater things in his second season but after a bright start to the campaign, the Red Devils stumbled at some crucial moments to crash out of the Champions League and also the Premier League title race.

However, Jose's appetite for trophies is ever growing and following some clinical performances, United have made it to the finals of the FA Cup where they will take on Antonio Conte's Chelsea.

Here are 3 reasons why Jose Mourinho will be desperate to win the FA Cup this year:

#3 The rivalry with Antonio Conte

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Mourinho and Conte are not big fans of each other

It's rather captivating to note that Chelsea's bad run started around the time Mourinho engaged Conte in a war of words. Mourinho is the master of mind games and both managers held nothing back in going after the other.

Conte called Mourinho 'demenzia senile' and Mou retorted by saying that he will never be involved in a match-fixing scandal, unlike his Chelsea counterpart. Things were getting pretty heated between the two managers and when Mourinho seemed to be enjoying it, Conte seemed visibly distraught.

When Chelsea came to visit Old Trafford in the last week of February, everyone wanted to know who would have the last laugh. Manchester United came from being 1-0 down to snatch all 3 points.

Mourinho has led his team to better things since and the Red Devils have subsequently beaten Liverpool, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal whereas Chelsea's fortunes have taken a big hit.

An FA Cup triumph will be the icing on the cake for Jose Mourinho who will consider the moral victory over Antonio Conte complete. We are sure Mourinho will love robbing Conte of his one shot at redemption this season.

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