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It's just a game. Jose Mourinho insists Chelsea visit to Old Trafford is not special

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho insists there is no added emotion facing his former club Chelsea.

The Premier League leaders visit Old Trafford today (4pm kick-off) hoping to take another step towards the title, while Mourinho's side look to kick-start their top-four tilt.

Mourinho has lost twice against his former club this season, bowing out of the FA Cup after a narrow 1-0 defeat last month, compounding a 4-0 league loss in October.

Jose Mourinho hails positive result despite draw in Belgium

Once again, United conceded late to draw 1-1 Credit: PA Images

Manchester United failed to make the most of a dominant display against RSC Anderlecht in last night's Europa League quarter-final in Brussels.

United were on top for most of the match, after a first half performance which saw another European goal for Henrik Mkhitaryan.

However not for the first time this season, the reds failed to kill the game off. Paul Pogba had the chance to put the tie out of reach for the Belgians, but his effort was saved.

Jose Mourinho's team will still be huge favourites to overcome Anderlecht and reach the semi-finals of the competition. Despite the late equaliser, Mourinho described the draw as a positive result.

United were cruising after taking the lead through Henrik Mkhitaryan Credit: PA Images


Mourinho praises Shaw's performance but says he must think for himself

Luke Shaw was used as a substitute against Everton on Tuesday night Credit: PA Images

Jose Mourinho has once again thrown down the gauntlet to Luke Shaw.

The United manager complimented the left back's performance after he replaced the injured Ashley Young against Everton on Tuesday night. However, Mourinho claimed Shaw was playing with 'his brain', claiming the England international needed instructions throughout the match.

The 21-year-old appeared to have a positive impact on the game, and it was his attempt on goal that led to a handball from Everton's Ashley Williams in the area. The resulting penalty was dispatched by United's top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Shaw will now hope he can force his way into Mourinho's starting lineup for United's trip to Sunderland on Sunday.


Phil Jones injured during England training session

Phil Jones has enjoyed a short run in the Manchester United team in recent weeks Credit: PA Images

Phil Jones has pulled out of the England squad after picking up an injury in training ahead of the trip to Germany.

The 25-year-old was hoping to make his first international appearance since November 2015 after an injury-disrupted period at Manchester United.

However, Jones has been forced to withdraw from the squad after picking up an injury ahead of Wednesday's friendly in Germany.

Jones has been injured during an England training session Credit: PA Images

"Phil Jones has been released from the England squad after picking up an injury in training ahead of this evening's trip to Germany.

The Manchester United defender has returned to his club and will not be part of the group that flies to Dortmund this evening.

There are no immediate plans to call up a replacement but, with Gary Cahill suspended for Sunday's game against Lithuania, Gareth Southgate will assess his options following tomorrow's match."

– FA statement

Mourinho tells Chelsea fans that 'Judas is number one'

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho hit back at Chelsea fans who heckled him during last night's match by claiming 'Judas is number one'.

It was in response to chants of 'judas' aimed in the direction of Mourinho during the first half of Monday evening's FA Cup quarter final.

United were beaten 1-0 by the Londoners after Ander Herrera was sent off, leaving the reds with 10 men for almost an hour.

In his post-match press conference, the United manager reminded the Chelsea fans of how many league titles he'd won at the club.

The United manager clashed with Antonio Conte on the touchline and was heckled by Chelsea fans. Credit: PA Images

Both managers clashed on the touchline during a fiery first half. The two men had to be held apart by coaches and the fourth official.

United now switch their attention to Thursday night's Europa League second leg against FC Rostov at Old Trafford.

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