Ahead of Sunday’s showdown between Chelsea and Manchester United at Old Trafford, Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has described his relationship with the Chelsea board and fans as a good relationship.
Mourinho managed Chelsea over two spells before he became boss of Manchester United.
“I have a good relationship with the board, I don’t forget how nice they were to me in a difficult period with the departure of my father,” Mourinho said when asked if he felt respected by Chelsea.
“They showed me in that moment that 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 relationship with me is always good. With the players, I don’t have any problems, any regrets, any stone in my shoes, no problem at all.
“And the fans are the fans, with many of them in the street I feel that empathy and that relation that normally should be a connection and feeling forever.
“When I play at Stamford Bridge, some reactions from the fans are just reactions.”