Man Utd news: Peter Schmeichel defends Jose Mourinho amid Antonio Conte row

Jose Mourinho

Mourinho led United to the Champions League by winning the Europa League last season

Every coach must be focused on his own work, on his own complaints, and I think that's the best way'.

Chelsea chief coach Antonio Conte has lashed out at his Manchester United counterpart Jose Mourinho, saying the Portuguese should concentrate on himself and his club instead of advising others. "Twelve matches, ten wins, two draws, nine clean sheets".

The Red Devils are currently second in the Premier League table and two points behind leaders Manchester City after eight games of the new campaign.

Conte revealed the pair picked up knocks as Chelsea surrendered a 2-0 lead to draw 3-3 against Roma in the Champions League Wednesday, ESPN writes.

"In that sense I'm lucky, but it doesn't surprise me".

But with a rock-solid rearguard he also knows United will usually be in with a chance of winning those games.

"This weekend I would love to see Martial left, Juan Mata in the middle and Marcus Rashford on the right with Lukaku upfront".

Despite his disappointment with the injuries sustained by Luiz and Bakayoko, as well as Mourinho's comments, Conte described the outcome of the match as "fair". Eden Hazard scored twice to rescue a point for the Blues but a series of injuries overshadowed a point which keeps the 2012 on course to qualify for the last 16. Last season Mourinho accused Conte of being disrespectful as the Italian celebrated the third and fourth goals in Chelsea's 4-0 win over United.

"Which team are they from?" asked an elderly lady to a man in a Benfica shirt.

Yes, life is hard when managing the most expensive squad in the history of world football. You say it isn't, but it is. I think we did that in some moments and that's why we controlled the tempo.

Meanwhile, the club currently have four players recognised for that position and aged over 20 out on loan - Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Crystal Palace), Marco van Ginkel (PSV), Mario Pasalic (Spartak Moscow) and Lewis Baker (Middlesbrough).

Before Ranieri, Jose Mourinho steered Chelsea to the title in 2014/15, however come December the following season he was axed. It's goalless at the break after a lively first half in Lisbon. It's the same in the Premier League. The final investigations will be on Monday.

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