Man United claimed a 4-2 win at Watford's Vicarage Road.
With Saturday's game against the Gunners a must win for United in order to keep the gap between them and league leaders Manchester City to eight points ahead of next Sunday's Manchester derby at Old Trafford, Mourinho will be hoping one of Ander Herrera or Marouane Fellaini can ably deputise for the missing Matic, who is targeting a return on the 10th December clash against neighbours City.
Borg and McEnroe met 14 times in tour matches between 1978 and 1981, winning seven each, with their contest in the 1980 Wimbledon final, which Borg eventually won in five sets, considered by many experts to be one of the greatest clashes in tennis history.
Arsenal played 22 games so far in the 2017/18, recording 15 victories, two draws, and five losses with a goal difference of 41:22, which is 2.86 goals per contest on average.
But when Mourinho was asked at the press conference on Friday if the England camp had explained more to him about the matter, he simply said "no", and gave the same response when then asked if they had told him anything at all. Arsene Wenger's side dominated the game, allowing just 30% of ball possession to the Terriers and completed 809 passes, even 477 more than Huddersfield.
The Englishman has only played 47 minutes under Mourinho this season and appears to be unhappy by the lack of game time he is being offered. The Gunners are welcoming the Red Devils on Saturday, in a highly anticipated tilt and are slight favorites to get three points, which would get them close to a point away from Man United.
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It was then suggested to him that he was like McEnroe and Wenger like Borg, to which Mourinho replied with a smile: "No. I don't play tennis".
"I've played three games in a row".
"I remember big matches".
"I think in the beginning of football, the guy who decides to say defenders, attackers, this guy was bad".
"My goalkeeper needs to know what to do when his team has the ball, how to attack, and my striker needs to know how to defend and what to do, this is simple, for me is simple".
Phil Jones, Eric Bailly and Michael Carrick could all remain sidelined for Saturday's tea-time trip to The Emirates Stadium. Let's see the feeling before the match, let's see the warm-up.
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Meanwhile, Manchester Evening News have reported that three other first-team players have missed the trip to Watford . But they'll have to do without giant midfielder Fellaini for the game.
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