"I would forget it and go for the game one at a time, and I would go for the game that is the most important game now, which is the next one".
The often outspoken Portuguese manager Mourinho's comments, perhaps surprisingly, suggested he sympathised more with the low-key personality of Borg, a five-time Wimbledon champion, than the demonstrative and controversial McEnroe, a victor of seven Grand Slam singles titles.
Instead, he has taken inspiration from the recent Hollywood movie about the great tennis rivalry of the late 1970s and early 1980s between Swedish star Borg and John McEnroe of the United States.
The 24-year-old played 84 minutes of the victory at Vicarage Road and notched up a goal and an assist for Jose Mourinho's men in an impressive performance.
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I am anticipating an interesting clash with goals on both ends, as each team has excellent forwards, so I would be surprised if they fail to produce goals on this one.
Asked if he saw the Arsenal match as "must-win", Mourinho said: "I play a game at a time and I think that's the way to do it".
Matic was substituted after 55 minutes of Tuesday's 4-2 win at Watford and Mourinho revealed after the game that the Serbian had a muscular problem.
Victory over Arsenal - unbeaten at home in the Premier League since losing to Watford in January - would not only be another humiliation for Wenger but for Mourinho it would be United's first away win in eight attempts against top-six opposition.
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"It doesn't matter what comes after, what happened before".
"I think I will always try to play the best possible team", he said. It is Arsenal, and that is hard enough without us being focused on other things. But Mourinho responded: "I love tennis".
On Thursday, England boss Gareth Southgate spoke about Jones, saying he had "massive empathy" for Mourinho, while also stressing he had "every trust in our medical team that they make the right calls".
"I don't think the striker should be dropped and I am convinced it wouldn't do Lukaku's confidence any good if he was left out in such a big game".
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"I can see Arsenal scoring goals against United and I find it harder to believe that United will score goals against them". Even the goalkeeper needs to know what to do when we have the ball.