​Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has urged the club's fans to come out in full force when they play Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday, per ​Newsweek.

Mourinho moved one step closer to winning his first bit of silverware for the club, having watched his men beat Hull City 2-0 in the first leg of their EFL Cup tie on Tuesday, and is now just two matches away from lifting the trophy he won twice as Chelsea manager.


Prior to the clash, the Portuguese claimed that his team's match against the Tigers was more important. But having gone through that bit unscathed, his focus is now on the decisive fixture against their bitter rivals.

The former Chelsea and Real Madrid coach has asked that the United support throw their all behind the team, but has also urged his players to give the fans the incentive.

"It's a special match for us," Mourinho declared. "If we play enthusiastic football the fans come to the pitch and play with us. When we don't play with great intensity it is normal that the fans are not so vocal.

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"But we have absolutely amazing fans, fans who push us and get behind us. Everybody likes big games—players, managers, fans. Everyone loves big matches so let's go for that one on Sunday."

United are on an impressive run at the moment, with Tuesday's result leaving them on a win streak of nine games in all competitions. 

Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool will present their first big challenge for the new year, but Mourinho now has the winning formula at Old Trafford, and stands a good chance of extending the run.