Both men pose as two of the biggest characters in football and were bound to draw the media's attention, especially ahead of such a pivotal meeting between Liverpool and Manchester United.
Now we play at home we have a huge percentage of our fans compared with Liverpool fans.
"We are in the race to win the next match. If nothing happens he is one more for us", Mourinho said. "Because the results are better than before, this changes a lot of things".
However, Liverpool will find it really hard as the 75k strong crowd at the Old Trafford will be right behind the home side.
Rooney's future at Old Trafford continues to be a subject for speculation, despite the fact that he has a contract until 2019, and declared in November that he was determined to see it out. So fans across the world should be ready for a fierce battle between two of England's most coveted football club.
Jose Mourinho says that he is calmer than Jurgen Klopp, but won't rule out q touchline sprint if United score a late victor on Sunday. Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri called on the club's fans to salute Kante, but he hopes his side can make it an unhappy return.
Jurgen Klopp and Jose Mourinho just add to the intensity of this fixture as well. Klopp is one of those managers who enjoy a better head-to-head record against Mourinho.
Liverpool have been flying this season as the team has now fully imbibed Coach Jurgen Klopp's fast pace attacking play.
Joel Matip has also returned to full training but the centre-back may not be risked after missing the last eight matches in all competitions with an ankle injury.More news: The 2018 Audi SQ5 Has a Super Trick Rear Differential
The Reds will miss the services of Sadio Mane, who is busy in the AFCON and Danny Ings, who is out injured.
Klopp has fully fit squad at his disposal.
Ibrahimovic has been rested in recent cup ties after falling ill.
But asked if he felt the same way yesterday, Mourinho said: "I don't know. It is a big derby, more so than Manchester City", Pogba told BBC's The Premier League Show.
Mourinho, 53, made a mixed start to his reign after succeeding Louis van Gaal, winning the Community Shield and his opening three league matches before losing three games in a row in September.
Rojo's return to the United team has coincided with a terrific run in form for Mourinho's side, with the team winning their last nine games in all competitions.
"I am not expecting the team to play really bad and for one player to have all the weight on his shoulders, not Paul, not anyone". He has just six goals in 26 appearances against Liverpool - he has scored the same number against AC Milan.
The Red Devils are on an 11-game unbeaten streak in the league, but somehow they haven't moved up the table within that period.
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