Rooney also compared the current style of play at United to Sir Alex's and said that, contrary to belief, they're not too dissimilar - Fergie's was just more "devastating".
"Very good results, top of the league and, of course, lots of good players but history says that when Eden Hazard is the best player of the Premier League, Chelsea is the champion", said Mourinho on Friday.
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They are doing well in the Champions League, so they have the opportunity to improve in the Premier League. Hazard is expecting to be on the end of some rough treatment from United's players at Stamford Bridge .
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Now the league's leading scorer with seven goals this term, Hazard has recaptured his best form under Maurizio Sarri, although he told Belgian outlet HLN during the global break that he wishes to work under Mourinho again. "The players had the trust of the manager to do that themselves".
"I think Chelsea will win 2-0", Keown told the Daily Mail. Will Mourinho, a two-time former Chelsea manager, engineer another Stamford Bridge tactical masterpiece or will the intense criticism over his performance return after the two-week absence that was the global break.
Manchester United's visit to Chelsea on Saturday will be their 181 encounter and is slated to kick off at 12:30 pm BST and 5 pm IST. We had a good relation, we were champions together.
"I think in that weekend we didn't sleep in the (team) hotel".
Jose Mourinho would "love" to sign Eden Hazard for Manchester United, but admits it is unlikely Chelsea would ever allow the Belgian to move to Old Trafford. But Mourinho again staunchly defended his approach. For all that you need to defend. "That (style) is what I want".