EPL: Manchester United v Chelsea: Mourinho says Liverpool game more important to him, speaks on Hazard


Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has said that playing against Liverpool means more to him than facing his former club, Chelsea.

Mourinho also talked about Chelsea stars: Hazard and Willian ahead of the Sunday clash at Old Trafford.

He told reporters, “It’s any normal game and probably to play Liverpool in a couple of weeks’ time means more.

“Because for my club — and everyone knows that the most important thing is not me — and my club’s supporters to play Liverpool really has a special meaning.

“That’s the way I have to look at things.

“And I don’t have any bad feeling in relation to Chelsea Football Club to say, ‘Oh, I’m going to play against my former club, I am going to prove this, I am going to prove that.’

“I’m not going to prove anything. In fact, every club I left — by my decision or by the board, which Chelsea was the only one — every one of my former clubs I have a very good feeling.

“I’ve never played against Inter since I left, but I played against Porto, Real Madrid and Chelsea. The feeling is just a good one. Not a special feeling.”

Mourinho deployed Ander Herrera to mark Eden Hazard out of the game in last year’s 2-0 win for United at Old Trafford.

Talking of Belgian forward, Mourinho added, “He is a player very difficult to neutralise.”

“Of course, he is a very important player for them, but Willian is very important for them.

“They have other players that are very important, so it’s difficult to neutralise because of his individual qualities.”


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