Jose Mourinho’s love affair with Chelsea is officially over.
The Manchester United boss was signing fans’ shirts in China earlier today when someone in the crowd held out a Chelsea replica.
Mourinho went to sign it before quickly pulling back his pen and shaking his head as if to say ‘forget it - it’s not happening’.
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The Red Devils’ manager, who was unceremoniously sacked by the Blues back in December, would only sign the fans’ United jerseys.
Mourinho is currently in China with the United team, and the Glazer family, as they prepare for two showpiece friendlies against Borussia Dortmund and local rivals Manchester City in the International Champions Cup.
Video: Mourinho refuses to sign Chelsea shirt
Dortmund and City up next
The 53-year-old enjoyed a winning start to his United tenure - a 2-0 victory over Wigan Athletic last weekend - but knows Friday’s test against Dortmund will be significantly harder to win.
Not that winning is what matters here; it’s all about fitness.
Although it *will* be about winning when the Red Devils take on City three days later.
Mourinho, you suspect, will also be desperate to get one over Pep Guardiola ahead of what promises to be a fascinating season.
How will Chelsea fans react to this video?
The Portuguese coach, it’s safe to assume, will still get a good reception from the Chelsea fans when he returns to Stamford Bridge this season - United travel to west London on October 22 - but this latest incident might surprise the Blues’ faithful.
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