Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has intensified the build-up to tonight's clash between his side and Manchester United, by claiming they are bigger than the 20-times Premier League champions.

The enigmatic 50-year-old was asked right now if he should be in the managerial hotseat at the biggest club in the world, but Mourinho replied with a chorus of "Chelsea, Chelsea, Chelsea."

Many believed Mourinho would be the perfect replacement for Sir Alex Ferguson after he announced his retirement at the end of last season, but the former Real Madrid manager claimed he knew months ago of Ferguson's retirement and was always intent on returning to Stamford Bridge.

And Mourinho made his feelings even clearer where his home is at in the build-up to the game saying: "Biggest club in the world? Chelsea!".

The Special One will look to continue his side's 100% record to the season when they travel to title rivals United tonight, who are now managed by former Everton manager David Moyes.

 In other news, Mourinho was up to his old tricks last week when he hijacked Tottenham's deal to sign Willian for a reported £30 million, with the Brazilian's arrival depending on the verdict of a work permit application on Wednesday.

This leaves the future of Juan Mata far from resolved with Manchester United keen on snapping up the Spanish playmaker.

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