Manchester United fined, Mourinho warned by UEFA over late Valencia kick-off

Paul Scholes says even Lionel Messi would struggle to shine in the current Manchester United team. — Reuters pic

Paul Scholes says even Lionel Messi would struggle to shine in the current Manchester United team. — Reuters pic

Mourinho, who has until 6pm on Wednesday (local time) to respond to the charge, would have been free to sit in the dugout regardless at Stamford Bridge, where he has vowed not to "celebrate like crazy" if United score or win out of respect to his former club's fans.

Sarri has changed Chelsea's football dramatically since replacing Conte in the summer and the London club are joint top of the Premier League after eight games.

Speaking ahead of the Red Devils' trip to Stamford Bridge on Saturday, the Man Utd boss told a press conference: "I would love to have him in Manchester United but I don't think Chelsea will be selling to Manchester United so it's not a problem".

The visitors are desperately in need of a win this weekend as they already trail Premier League leaders Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool by seven points after just eight games. "I think that he is a very good coach, one of the best in the world". 'I have to respect him.

"But if someone has to be the man, I would prefer it to be myself than my players. I'm 100 per cent Manchester United, there's no space for anything else but respect for the stadium and people who were my friends".

Manchester United managed to record a win in their last outing in the worldwide break, but the Red Devils were forced to dig deep to come from 2-0 down to secure a 3-2 victory over Newcastle United.

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It is understood the United manager used "abusive, insulting or improper language" in his native tongue.

When asked whether he felt he was being victimised by the governing body, Mourinho insinuated he is more harshly treated than other managers.

Pressed on whether he felt victimised by the charge, he said: "If I answer to your question I probably have another process, because I can not imply bias, so my answer is no answer".

Hazard admitted that things didn't go well in Mourinho's past year at the club, but blames that on himself. Cristiano Ronaldo, likewise, when Juventus visit Old Trafford in the Champions League three days later.

"You are talking about one of the best coaches in the world, and I'm not at the moment one of the best".

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