Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes their Premier League match against a resurgent Tottenham Hotspur outfit on Sunday will be "very difficult."
Spurs have endured a difficult couple of months of late, exiting the Champions League and sliding down the Premier League table.
However, they have bounced back in marvelous fashion recently, following up a 5-0 win over Swansea with a 3-1 win over CSKA Moscow to ensure they would qualify for the Europa League and Mourinho expects them to give United a tough game this weekend.
"They are the first team we have played in a few weeks that will try to divide the control of the match with us. The others had to clearly accept our dominance, but that is not Tottenham's style," he said.
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"They play really well. They try to be dominant. I think they played a phenomenal first half against Chelsea. This is Tottenham – they are a very good team."
The Portuguese tactician also took time out to praise his opposite number on Sunday, Mauricio Pochettino.
"He is a very good coach and he knows what he wants," Mourinho added. "He has been building the team for a couple of years now.
"A good manager with good players normally makes a good team."