Critics pretending United's start never happened — Mourinho

Manchester United’s players deserve more credit feels Jose Mourinho

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho returns to Chelsea on Sunday looking for his first win at Stamford Bridge since he ended his second spell at the club.

It's clear that Luke Shaw has no future at Old Trafford.

Rob is ESPN FC's Manchester United correspondent. News of Abramovich popping by has inevitably raised a few eyebrows.

Leicester's title-winning boss Claudio Ranieri was sacked as the Foxes flirted with relegation last season, while Jose Mourinho was fired just seven months after leading Chelsea to the trophy in 2014-15. "I earned my time".

Burnley and Man City have already won in west London in the Premier League, while the Blues have also lost to Crystal Palace and Roma in recent weeks. I like to tell the truth.

Conte told a press conference yesterday that his relationship with Mourinho is not key. If it's not enough? OK. "The same. I will continue to live".

"But if that happens I need to find a solution to shine".

Matilde Mourinho turned 21 on Saturday as the special one took to Instagram to celebrate his daughter's landmark birthday with a selfie, followed by another image flashing back to her younger years.

Modern football has been blamed, more precisely economic and social issues, but United fans are said to be more patient than most. "This is what I needed". I think this is the truth. "Not for revenge, but because you need to win". But can the Blues do that again?

Conte is desperate to see Chelsea regain their solidity.

N'Golo Kante is in line to return to action following a hamstring injury, but Victor Moses still is ruled out. Will he revert to form and park the bus as he has done on such regularity at big grounds?

"Honestly, he should sit down, shut up and get on with his job", he said.

Antonio Conte was reportedly close to leave Chelsea this summer.

If there is no confrontation, Mourinho will invent some. Mourinho is probably right, but when United has built its global reputation through attacking, expansive football, you can understand why they are being held to such a high standard.

Whatever happened to managers sticking it out?

"Above all in this league".

"We are struggling a lot because we are facing a lot of important problems", he said. We always had the relationship of owner-manager. I'm talking about players that wrote history in this club. We are in trouble.

Lukaku doesn't have the happiest memories of facing Chelsea, however.

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