Man United's Jose Mourinho no longer feels 'lucky' at Stamford Bridge
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has admitted he does not feel "lucky" at Stamford Bridge any longer, as he prepares to face Chelsea away on Sunday.
When Mourinho returned to Stamford Bridge as an opposition manager for the first time, while in charge of Inter Milan in 2010, he had said he was "lucky" at that ground. He went on to win that Champions League match 1-0 en route to the Italian club's success in the competition that season.
The Portuguese had an unbeaten home record in the league during his first stint with Chelsea, which lasted from 2004 to 2007, but saw that record end when he returned for a second spell with the Blues.
"When I played there before with Inter, I had never lost a match at Stamford Bridge," Mourinho said. "I had that home record. Now I have lost matches at the Bridge. Last season, we lost two or three [Chelsea lost four home league games before his dismissal in December] so I cannot use the same words because now I lost that."
Mourinho returned for a second spell at Chelsea in 2013 and saw his unbeaten home record ended in April 2014 as his team lost 2-1 against Sunderland.
Chelsea have had a mixed start to the current campaign under Antonio Conte but they are fifth, two points and two places above United.
When asked about Chelsea, Mourinho replied: "I don't have to analyse their start to the season. You look at the table and see where they are. They are in a good position so their start the season cannot be bad.
"I knew that working in England, going to the Premier League, sooner or later I had to play against Chelsea and I had go to Stamford Bridge. The computer decided that we go now. And here we go."
Arindam is ESPN FC's Manchester United correspondent. Follow him on Twitter @ARejSport.