The last time Jose Mourinho came to Stamford Bridge as the away manager, there was a telling exchange in the stands near the press box. With his Inter Milan side leading, one Chelsea supporter turned on his then-manager Carlo Ancelotti and urged him in colourful language to look along the touchline if he wanted to see what a proper football manager looked like. But if he had been hoping to strike a chord with his fellow fans, he was much mistaken. A number of Chelsea supporters turned on him and...
Jose Mourinho was asked about Paul Pogba following Manchester United's 4-1 Europa League victory over Fenerbahce on Thursday.
"First of all, in some of your mouths, he goes from the worst player in the Premier League to a great player in 48 hours," Mourinho told journalists. "I am not specifically saying it is you. I say media, especially the Einsteins. We know he is a very good player. We know he needs some time to show his potential."
Mourinho chose his moment. Pogba, the world's most expensive...
For Chelsea and Manchester United, it's all about the word "transition."
These days, transition has come to mean the shift between defence and attack, or attack and defence -- the moment when possession changes hands, when one side can launch a break and the other has to think suddenly about stopping it. It was the main coaching buzzword a few years ago, and gradually became accepted in common football parlance.
On Sunday, with neither Chelsea nor Manchester United likely to insist upon possession...
Manchester United and Manchester City landed two of the biggest managers in the game this summer. Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola will resume their battle in the Premier League and ESPN FC is keeping a close eye on them.
Our correspondents Arindam Rej (United) and Jonathan Smith (City) bring us the latest weekly look at what both men have been saying.
Weekend match expectations
JS: Pep Guardiola has no intention of changing his style of play but could do with another victory to bring back the...
In the three seasons since Since Sir Alex Ferguson retired, Manchester United have finished seventh, fourth and fifth in the Premier League. Enter Jose Mourinho; how has the Portuguese done so far?
What grade does Mourinho get so far at Man United?
Mourinho made a number of high-profile signings ahead of the season, including a world record-breaking deal for Paul Pogba and the recruitment of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Ahead of Mourinho's return to Chelsea on Sunday, though, United are just seventh in the Premier League with 14 points from eight games.
Here are the latest stories for Friday.
MAN UNITED: Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho hit back at "Einsteins" after Paul Pogba scored twice in a 4-1 win over Fenerbahce on Thursday, saying that the critics would rapidly change their opinions.
- Michael Owen has questioned former teammate Wayne Rooney's decision to allow Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial to take penalties.
- Mourinho has admitted he does not feel "lucky" at Stamford Bridge any longer, as he prepares to face Chelsea...