Manchester United V Manchester City: Jose Mourinho’s Mission Impossible

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Manchester United V Manchester City: Jose Mourinho’s Mission Impossible

Illustration: Akshita Monga

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atching Manchester United play football under Jose Mourinho brings to mind a moment from the film Gladiator, when Emperor Marcus Aurelius pulls his general aside and tells him, “There was once a dream that was Rome. You could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish.”

It’s a sentiment that would echo poignantly with Manchester United fans today.

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