Chelsea and Manchester United will meet at the Stamford Bridge on the 5th of November but Antonio Conte and José Mourinho have already begun the ‘battle’ outside the pitch.
Manchester United won against Benfica yesterday night and the Special One hit out at Conte at the end of the game. “I am not going to cry over injuries but there is someone else who always does it”, the Special One said referring to Conte who has been recently complaining about his team’s physical shape.
Conte was informed about Mourinho’s words at Stamford Bridge where the game between Chelsea and Man Utd had just ended. “I don’t know if Mourinho was talking about me, if he was, I think he should not think about Chelsea and think about his team. He was talking too much about Chelsea last season too.”
The duo have never been on very good terms. When they met for the first time last season, Conte’s Chelsea beat Mourinho’s Man Utd side for 4-0 at Stamford Bridge and at the end of the game Mourinho reproached Conte for his celebrations during the match.
The Blues and the Red Devils will meet again in less than a month but, in a way, Chelsea-Man Utd has already begun.