Mourinho: I'd love to have Hazard at Manchester United

Annette Crawford
October 20, 2018

And the United boss named Hazard, who helped him win the Premier League while at Chelsea.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has promised to show plenty of restraint and respect if he inflicts a first Premier League defeat of the season on his former side Chelsea on Saturday.

While a spirited comeback victory over Newcastle slightly eased the pressure on Mourinho before the worldwide break, he knows that the turnaround is far from complete. "Would I celebrate like insane if my team score a goal at Stamford Bridge or my team wins at Stamford Bridge?"

"For me it is another game", Mourinho told a news conference on Friday. "I've got to go with Chelsea, I think they will be too strong for United".

Sanchez capped the dramatic comeback against Newcastle with a stoppage-time victor and Mourinho has insisted he wants his team to always play with as much attacking intent as they did in the second half against Rafael Benitez's side.

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

Mourinho clashed with former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte when he claimed the Italian had showed a lack of respect for whipping the home fans into a frenzy during a 4-0 thrashing of United in 2016. Obviously they are not playing Champions League and that puts them just in the Premier League and in the Premier League the results speak for themselves'.

Mourinho has been granted an extension to 6pm on Wednesday to respond to his Football Association charge of "using abusive and/or insulting and/or improper" language.

The deal represents an impressive recovery for the England worldwide who has battled through a loss of form and fitness, as well as a horrendous double leg break, and repeated public criticism from Mourinho in his time at Old Trafford.

Mourinho blamed the delay on local police for not providing an escort for United's team bus, but police officials said the club knew well ahead of time no such service would be provided and had time to make the adequate arrangements.

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