Hazard heroics spell trouble for Chelsea's rivals, says Mourinho

Tanya Simon
October 20, 2018

Some United players were pictured signing autographs for fans as they headed into the hotel.

The teams are in for Chelsea v Manchester United which kicks off the weekend's Premier League schedule after the worldwide break.

Manchester United supporters said the passion that Rooney is showing for the MLS side is exactly what's been missing at Old Trafford this season.

Mourinho managed Hazard at Chelsea during the Portuguese's second spell at the club, with the playmaker instrumental in the Blues' 2014-15 Premier League title triumph.

The Londoners play Mourinho's United in the first Premier League game after the worldwide break on Saturday.

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When asked if he was glad of a build-up without speculation about his own future, Mourinho said: "I hope so".

Mourinho is even blaming one report claiming he would be sacked, win, lose or draw against the Magpies, on United's first half performance that saw them go 2-0 down before half time.

"I would love to have him in Manchester United but I don't think Chelsea will sell him to Manchester United, so it's a not problem", Mourinho added.

The Belgian has once again been the star player in the league over the first two months of the season, and United head to Stamford Bridge with their opponents locked together with Manchester City and Liverpool at the top of the table. Chelsea now sits second in the standings with 20 points after eight games, while Manchester United languishes in eighth place with 13 points from eight games. Alexis Sanchez is named on the bench.

However, Rooney said it was always clear that no player would be allowed to believe they were bigger than the team. "But we actually weren't", the 32-year-old continued.

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