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Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri said his feud with Jose Mourinho is "prehistoric" ahead of the Foxes' visit to Old Trafford on 24 September.

Mourinho had called Ranieri "a loser" after he replaced the 64-year-old as Chelsea manager back in 2004. During their time in Italy, the then Inter Milan boss came up with a jibe at the Juventus in-charge's command over English and said the Italian lacked winning mentality. The Leicester manager had hit back saying he did not need titles to be sure of himself.

The two managers have already met once in the ongoing season during the Community Shield at Wembley Stadium. United, helped by a late winner from Zlatan Ibrahimovic, won the game 2-1 to kick off their campaign in style.

However, Mourinho's season hit a roadblock after losing to Pep Guardiola's Manchester City at home. United then succumbed to successive defeats against Feyenoord (Europa League) and Watford before winning their EFL Cup third round tie 3-1 at Northampton Town.

On the other hand, Leicester, who started their season with a defeat at Hull City are back on track after beating Club Brugge 3-0 in their Champions League tie and Burnley in their Premier League fixture last Saturday.

Ranieri maintained he shared a good relationship with Mourinho now and that he would love to share a glass of red wine with the Portuguese tactician after Saturday's game.

"Yes, but it's prehistoric, not now. It [their relationship] is fantastic, very good, no problems. It [the issues] was a long time ago, I'm okay," Ranieri was quoted as saying by Sky Sports.

"All managers have a lot of jobs to do. It's normal, he's a great manager and a fantastic person. Maybe he has to offer me a good red wine. I love red wine and if he offers I will go and drink it with him.

"Mourinho is a fantastic manager, intelligent, clever."

Banking on his team's good run, Ranieri also said he wanted revenge for the Community Shield defeat against the Red Devils. He opined that his team is fearless and focused on winning.

"Now we are in a good condition and I think we have to push and keep the momentum going and then we will see," Ranieri said, as quoted by the Mirror Online.

"United beat us in the Community Shield, and we want revenge. We try to win. This is our philosophy. We are fearless."

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