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Saturday 27 May 2017

Phone call from Diego Maradona cheers up Jose Mourinho after Arsenal draw

Diego Maradona, pictured, picked up the phone and dialled Jose Mourinho
Diego Maradona, pictured, picked up the phone and dialled Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho was cheered up by a call from Diego Maradona after Manchester United's frustrating draw against Arsenal.

United manager Mourinho revealed the 1986 World Cup winner rang him following the 1-1 draw at Old Trafford, where Olivier Giroud's late equaliser matched Juan Mata's opener and rescued the off-colour Gunners.

Although he would rather have been able to celebrate a Premier League victory on Saturday night, Mourinho's spirits were lifted by the 56-year-old Argentinian, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time.

Mourinho posted a picture on Instagram of him being embraced by Maradona at a previous event, and wrote: "a fter a great perfomance but a bad result i had a phone call from king diego..gracias amigo.with you,with my family,with other friends,with my players and with utd amazing supporters...monday i will be ready again!!!"

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