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Mourinho thanks Chelsea board ahead of crunch clash

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will face his former club Chelsea tomorrow at Old Trafford, in what is one of the Premier League’s most eagerly anticipated fixtures of the season.

However despite being sacked by the Stamford Bridge club on two occasions, United’s Portuguese manager has thanked the Blues board for their understanding during the time when his father died.

“I have a good relation with the board, I don’t forget how nice they were to me in a difficult period with departure [death] of my father, they show me in that moment they feel me as a friend that did his best for the club and always respects the club.

“So in relation to the board they know the relation with me is always good. With the players, I don’t have any problem, any regret, any stone in my shoe, no problem at all.” said Mourinho

Man United against Chelsea has become one of the Premier Leagues major rivalries over the last 10-15 years, with both club’s locked in a battle for the top four this season.

Mourinho and current Blues boss Antonio Conte have also been involved in a bitter war of words in recent months, so tomorrow’s fixture promises to be an intriguing affair.

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