José Mourinho goes back to Chelsea this Sunday as Manchester United coach.
It’s sure to be an emotional return for the Portuguese on Sunday (5pm), who announced himself as the Special One when he first arrived at Stamford Bridge in 2004.
He led the Blues to their first league title in decades, following that up with another the next season and scooped another last May.
But now at the helm of United, there is sure to be some Chelsea fans who have no love left for him.
We spoke to local radio DJs and die-hard fans Nick Feinberg and Nigel Pierce to give their take on Jose and who will come out on top.
“Manchester United are struggling at the moment.
“The fans expected and wanted more from José Mourinho.
“But it’s early days and we’re not too far off the pace.
“We did well against arguably the best playing team at the moment on Monday night in Liverpool.
“But Jose knows this is a game that keeps United in the hunt.
“He’s master when it comes to big games like these. My prediction is United 3 Chelsea 1.
“Deh! Feinberg’s moer.
“Jose will be applauded by the Chelsea fans, and rightfully so. They were horse k** before he arrived.”
Nick “This game will be all about Mourinho on his return to Chelsea.
Chelsea“About 80 percent of the fans will give him a warm reception, but there will be others who will hate.
“I also have a love-hate relationship with him. I love him because of what he did for the club, but I’m no fan of his when he comes there with United.
“Game-wise, he did a job on Liverpool in the last game. But United will be lucky to come away with the point.
“Antonio Conte has Chelsea back to their best again now and Eden Hazard is his usual self now.
“I reckon Jose will play the same tactics as he did against Liverpool.
“But Paul Pogba is up and down and Zlatan Ibrahimovic does nothing. So United will get shocked.
“It’s gonna be 2-1 to Chelsea.”