Mourinho rules out Real return to focus on stopping Ronaldo

Man Utd Jose Mourinho

Man Utd Jose Mourinho

Defender Dani Carvajal remains the only absentee as struggling Real Madrid aim for their first win in six games when they take on Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League on Tuesday.

"He apologised to me, I accept his apologies, I think he deserves a second chance, I don't think he deserves to be sacked".

Not only will he be reunited with his former club, but he was also coached by Mourinho at Real Madrid, enjoying one of his best seasons under him when he scored 60 times in 55 matches during the 2011-12 campaign. I am happy to see out my contract to the very last day of that contract and I would like to stay after my contract runs out as well.

With a rather stingy comment, he said: "We can't look for solutions in someone who isn't here".

Lopetegui has been defiant over questions about his future, saying: "What I've learned about this club is to fight, that is the DNA of this club".

"I am happy here".

Mourinho also opened up on welcoming Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford with Juventus in the Champions League. All I think about is Manchester United'.

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"Juventus have a lot to offer". In my view we have a game that we are looking forward to and we will go about it with total commitment and drive.

Speculation is rife that the Group G clash could be his last game in charge, but even if they do win, it seems unlikely he would survive a defeat in Saturday's El Clasico against Barcelona.

Real Madrid narrowly avoided setting a new club-record goal drought as they fell to their fourth defeat in five games with a 2-1 loss to Levante at the Bernabeu.

Real play Plzen tonight in the Champions League and Lopetegui is tipped to lose his job after the game. "We can still reverse this situation, which we know is not an ideal one".

"I have been playing with Belgium for 10 years, I have been there since 16 so players know me".

Vinicius Jr., who has featured little under Lopetegui despite being a €45 million signing, is in the squad and could make his Champions League debut.

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