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Thursday 13 December 2018

Jose Mourinho not willing to engage in further sparring with Antonio Conte

United face Conte’s Chelsea this weekend.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho

By Simon Peach, Press Association Chief Football Writer

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho refrained from fuelling the war of words with Antonio Conte ahead of former club Chelsea’s highly-anticipated visit.

Having led the Blues to three Premier League titles, an FA Cup and a trio of League Cups across two stints in the Stamford Bridge dugout, the Portuguese is now focused on steering the Red Devils to glory.

Sunday will be the fifth time Mourinho has led United into battle with Chelsea and the first since an intense public exchange with counterpart Conte.

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“I don’t want to speak about it,” Mourinho said when asked about the tension with the Italian.

“I told you before I’m not going to speak about it. Not at all.

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