He told ESPN FC ahead of a Wembley date with Chelsea on Saturday: "Success for Manchester United is winning the Premier League, adding another trophy and having another good cup run is another one". It could be argued that winning trophies, like the FA Cup this weekend, will help in doing this, but more fundamental change is needed at Old Trafford if their full potential is to be realised. At present, there's little to suggest that Mourinho is on course to take Man Utd back to the top. Conte later won an appeal, clearing him of any wrongdoing in the case.
The Denmark worldwide has enjoyed a breakthrough season at Stamford Bridge this term after having returned to the west London club following a two-year loan spell at Borussia Monchengladbach. We weren't playing at a high level.
"To finish fifth is a big disappointment". Remarkably, there was more glory in store as the Champions League was won a couple of weeks later via a penalty shootout triumph over Bayern Munich. "You'll have to ask the club about that", Conte said, only intensifying speculation about his future.
Blues right-back Victor Moses has revealed that his red card against Arsenal in last season's FA Cup final was the worst moment in his career.
"And it became even more important to me from 1977 when I was given the opportunity to commentate on my first Final".
Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has said the club must not be satisfied with finishing as Premier League runners-up this season, claiming second place is "not enough".
It's always a tough game when you go and play Man United, they have quality players, so have we. "And every game that goes by Sir Alex Ferguson's football gets better and better because you forget the bad games, the 1-0s, the terrible defeats". "Which is what you are all ready to do".
Mourinho has been unwilling to make any additions to his attacking options in the upcoming window, but the Manchester United manager is willing to make an exception for Willian.