Grumpy Jose Mourinho questions the adulation flowing in Conte and Chelsea's direction

"We fight for it".

Diego Costa has revealed Jose Mourinho was the reason he chose to leave Atletico Madrid for Chelsea in 2014, as he prepares to take on the Portuguese's Manchester United side on Sunday.

But despite the alleged rift, Costa told SkySports pundit Thierry Henry he owed the United boss f0r improving him as a player.

They are scheduled to play 64 matches over the season should they reach the Europa League final and Ibrahimovic has already played 44 times, a heavy workload even though he jokingly compares himself to Benjamin Button, the film character who ages in reverse.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic admits Jose Mourinho was right to criticise Manchester United's forwards for their failure to kill off Anderlecht on Thursday.

What's at stake: For Chelsea, a chance to move back to seven points clear atop the standings.

"So I reckon United will be well up for this game on Sunday and it wouldn't surprise me if they find a way to get the win against a Chelsea team who will probably be more than happy with a point as they close in on the title".

'At the end of the season, we will have played a lot more than them.

United were firmly in control in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final against the Belgian side after Henrikh Mkhitaryan gave them a first-half lead.

"We have to be focused and get ready and show them revenge, it's revenge for us". I would prefer to be first in the league and not having this record.

Manchester United host the Premier League leaders tomorrow hoping to keep their top-four hopes alive.

Wayne Rooney and Ashley Young have trained this week as they look to return from ankle and groin injuries but it remains to be seen whether they are declared fit.

  • Julie Sanders