CONTE REVEALS HIS RECENT FEELING FOR MOURINHO

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has endured a fierce rivalry with Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho since he replaced the Portuguese at the helm of the Chelsea managerial job.

The two bosses have had a go at each other in their press conferences this season and have even had a heated argument on the sideline.

The two managers will meet again for the last time this season as Manchester United and Chelsea have an FA Cup final date billed for May 19 at the Wembley Stadium.

However, speaking after the win over Southampton in the semifinal clash on Sunday, Conte revealed there’s no bad blood between the two bosses, and all he has for Mourinho and Manchester United is respect.

“With Jose we have clarified the situation, that’s the most important thing,” said Conte.

“There is not a problem between him and I. This final is a game between two great teams, Manchester United and Chelsea. For sure in my mind I can tell you that we played last season as favourites, I think this season you arrive not as favourites.

“We are talking about two managers with strong characters, two winners. In your blood and heart there is a will to win. We both want to win this trophy. I have great respect for United’s story, for Mourinho’s story and they have the same respect for ours.”

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