Manchester United boss, Jose Mourinho, has reacted to being drawn against Frank Lampard’s Derby County in the Carabao Cup third round.
The draw means that Mourinho will clash with his former midfielder, Lampard, who now manages Derby.
Asked by MUTV if it will it be strange facing one of his former Chelsea players, Mourinho said, “I don’t think it’s strange, it’s nice. My first generation of players at Porto and Chelsea have finished their careers and many of them have become managers.
“Frank is the first that I’m going to play against and it’s not strange at all. He always wanted to be a manager.
“I think his objective is to win a top-two position in the Championship to be promoted, but of course we had Derby County last season in the FA Cup at Old Trafford and every team from the Championship that visits a Premier League team is always a special motivation for them.”
The former Porto and Inter Milan boss also provided his team news ahead of the game against Burnley at Turf Moor on Sunday.
He added, “[Phil] Jones is injured, as you can imagine.
“[Diogo] Dalot and [Sergio] Romero will play tonight at Old Trafford in an Under-23s match, which is a first match for them after knee surgeries and they need that a little bit but good news for them because after that it’s the international break and after that they’ll be in real conditions to play.
“Marcos Rojo started training with the team a couple of days ago. He’s not ready for this [Under-23s] match [on Fridaynight] but training with the team.”