Jose Mourinho has nothing to prove at Manchester United, according to Mauricio Pochettino.
United are second in the Premier League and have been consistently the best team in the division outside of Manchester City’s dominance.
But they are in danger of finishing the season trophyless after a disappointing exit in both the Champions League and Carabao Cup.
The FA Cup provides a final opportunity for silverware for Mourinho in his second campaign at Old Trafford, but Tottenham stand in United’s way.
The two sides face off on Saturday for a place in the final, and Pochettino has offered a message of support to his adversary.
“For me, Jose Mourinho is one of the best managers in the world,” he said. “I don’t think he needs to show anyone that he is one of the best.
“Manchester United, for me, are having a fantastic season. Of course they will be disappointed like us to be out of the Champions League – it was massive obviously for them and for us.
“Yes we are in a similar position. They are better than us because they have more points in the Premier League.
“For me, he is doing a fantastic show in his second season in Manchester.
“I’m sure that the team that will play against us on Saturday will be tough. It will be a tough game to play, they have an unbelievable squad.
“Of course Mourinho is a great manager who will know what he needs to do and I think it’s an exciting semi-final because both teams are going to play to try to get to the final.”