Jose Mourinho, Antonio Conte.

Jose Mourinho has his say on apparent feud with Antonio Conte

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Jose Mourinho sure knows how to start a feud, doesn't he?

The Manchester United boss has notably crossed hairs with Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger down the years, but it seems as though a bitter relationship with Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is brewing.

Of course, Mourinho is a former two-time Chelsea boss and won the Premier League title during both of his stints at Stamford Bridge.

However, following his last title win, the Blues had a catastrophic follow-up season and Mourinho lost his job as a result.

Now, the Special One is the manager of Manchester United but during his first season at the club, Antonio Conte was busy winning the title with Chelsea during his own debut campaign.

Conte took a sly dig at Mourinho before the season started by insisting he didn't want his Chelsea side to suffer the same fate as Mourinho's last title-winning side.

Funnily enough, United are seven points ahead of the Blues after eight games and are hot on the heels of neighbours Manchester City at the top of the league.

The champions have got their fair share of injury problems right now and it seems as though Cesc Fabregas might be their only fit midfielder for the visit of Watford this weekend.

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Conte was riled by Mourinho's claim other managers 'cry and cry and cry' about injuries on Wednesday evening and branded the issue as 'stupid' at his Friday press conference.

Mourinho, however, speculated the media for creating a rift between the two managers.

"I don’t speak to him," Mourinho added. "I don’t know why he speaks to me. That’s no problem. Maybe it’s not his fault. Maybe it’s the journalists’ fault when probably they’ve passed him a wrong message.


"I know what I said after the match, which is basically the same as I said in the first answer. It is the reality. There are managers all over the world that, by philosophy, they prefer to speak about injuries, prefer to try to find excuses of a hypothetical failure based on injuries.

"Since last season we had big injuries and last season without Lukaku and Zlatan was even more important for us. Our philosophy is not to moan, not to cry. I moan and cry about other things.

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"I moan about the fixtures, moan about no time to rest. I moan about why I don’t understand why we play Saturday after Wednesday when we should play Sunday. I moan about this all the time but not about injuries."

We're not so sure Mourinho never has moaned about injuries, but it will be interesting to see how Conte takes his latest comments.

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