Date: 15th April 2017 at 3:21pm
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Chelsea have already played Manchester United twice this season.

The first meeting, in the Premier League, saw Chelsea win 4-0, a result that was Mourinho`s worst in his Premier League career.

The second meeting saw Chelsea edge past Manchester United in the FA Cup quarter-final.

On both occasions there has been a dark cloud over Mourinho, in the first meeting he verbally abused Antonio Conte, after the Italian celebrated Chelsea`s fourth goal and in the second meeting Mourinho dished out the verbal insults after the Stamford Bridge crowd barracked him.

Ahead of the game though Mourinho has tried to play down the importance of taking on a club with whom he had so much success as a manager, remarking,

‘It’s not for no reason that they are top of the league.

‘It’s not just because they’re fresh but they have individual quality and they have collective quality.

‘They have a certain style of play, they stick to it, they do it very well.

‘For me, it is just a game. One more game. No difference for me.’


As for Antonio Conte, he also spoke about tangling with Mourinho for a third time this season, remarking,

‘I have zero problems with Mourinho. It’s only a sporting competition between him and me.

‘There is a game of football. I want to try and win with my team. He wants to try and win with his team. It’s normal to be at conflict during the game, but only a sporting conflict.’

Can Chelsea get the better of a Mourinho managed Manchester United for a third time this season?

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