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Jose Mourinho give his opinion on Maurizio Sarri before Chelsea

Jose Mourinho will face his former club Chelsea next weekend as United look to put a stop to their poor run of form.

Ahead of the game, Jose Mourinho has commented upon new Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri.

‘I never met him or played against him’

Speaking about Sarri ahead of Chelsea, Mourinho stated:

“I don’t know him.

“When I was in Italy from 2008-10, he was not in Serie A. I never met him or played against him. I just follow football and lately the good work he did with Napoli.

“In England, all the good managers have the desire to come. It’s a crazy competition with a high level so I think every manager has the dream to come so he had the chance to come.

“He has a fantastic team, fantastic players and squad – I think he has conditions to do good work.”

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 25: Jose Mourinho, Manager of Manchester United walks off dejected after the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Manchester United and Derby County at Old Trafford on September 25, 2018 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Manchester United vs Chelsea

With Chelsea and Manchester United set to square off on Saturday the 20th, the two sides come into the game in very different form.

Chelsea have had a superb start to the season under their new manager.

The Blues have played eight league games this season, winning six and drawing two.

This excellent start puts Chelsea joint top of the league heading into their game with United.

They also saw off Liverpool in the League Cup and have won both of their Europa League matches.

Manchester United, on the other hand, have started the season poorly.

United sit in 8th place in the league and have already lost three of their eight league games.

Two of their losses coming against Brighton and West Ham, two winnable games.

Man United have also been knocked out of the League Cup by Derby County.

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