Watch Chelsea Vs. Manchester United Live Stream: Huge FA Cup Quarterfinal Match
- Author: Julie Sanders Mar 13, 2017,
Mar 13, 2017, 10:25
The two managers will stand in opposing dug-outs at Stamford Bridge on Monday night as Manchester United go to Chelsea in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.
Jose Mourinho's side are aiming to continue their title defence against the Premier League leaders, in a first meeting since suffering a 4-0 defeat to the London team last October. "So if it's different, it's different in a positive way, not a negative way". "Nothing we have to clarify with him".
With Zlatan absent for this game, Mourinho should bring in the young English striker to lead the front line for his side in this crunch game.
"We must talk during the game on the pitch and I repeat I want to be focused on the game".
"It's not Chelsea's fault we were given this Monday match".
The latter is what former Manchester United great Gary Neville suggested on Saturday, noting that Manchester United's goal is always to qualify for the UEFA Champions League - a cause not helped by winning another FA Cup.
Although the scoreline was discomforting for Mourinho, it became clear that his ire was less with the performance of his team, and more with Conte's buoyant celebrations.
FatigueChelsea's hopes of securing a club record 13th successive home win may have been boosted by the contrasting preparations the two teams have had this week.
The tie stands at 1-1 from the trip to Russian Federation, with United having precious little downtime to focus on what Michael Carrick describes as a "massive" clash with Chelsea.
"It's normal for my players to be linked with other teams, but don't forget that Chelsea is a great team in the same way Barcelona, Real Madrid and other teams are".
"Because they started slow, and then they have great players, a great manager, and they know what to do".
'I have great respect for him because he's a victor.
Jose Mourinho: "It is not Chelsea's fault that we were given this Monday match, so we have to make changes for sure. but we can not go to Stamford Bridge with a Nicky Butt team".
Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Wayne Rooney look set to miss Manchester United's FA Cup quarter-final at Chelsea tonight. It isn't an approach that ever really slips into the manager's thinking, with the Portuguese confirming that United can not go into the FA Cup game "with a Nicky Butt team", although the United squad travelled south without Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Wayne Rooney, Marcus Rashford or Anthony Martial. While all three may not be at Stamford Bridge next season, on Monday you can bet that they will be at the heart of every home attack.