Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has said that playing against Liverpool means more to him than facing his former club, Chelsea.
Mourinho also talked about Chelsea stars: Hazard and Willian ahead of the Sunday clash at Old Trafford.
He told reporters, “It’s any normal game and probably to play Liverpool in a couple of weeks’ time means more.
“Because for my club — and everyone knows that the most important thing is not me — and my club’s supporters to play Liverpool really has a special meaning.
“That’s the way I have to look at things.
“And I don’t have any bad feeling in relation to Chelsea Football Club to say, ‘Oh, I’m going to play against my former club, I am going to prove this, I am going to prove that.’
“I’m not going to prove anything. In fact, every club I left — by my decision or by the board, which Chelsea was the only one — every one of my former clubs I have a very good feeling.
“I’ve never played against Inter since I left, but I played against Porto, Real Madrid and Chelsea. The feeling is just a good one. Not a special feeling.”
Mourinho deployed Ander Herrera to mark Eden Hazard out of the game in last year’s 2-0 win for United at Old Trafford.
Talking of Belgian forward, Mourinho added, “He is a player very difficult to neutralise.”
“Of course, he is a very important player for them, but Willian is very important for them.
“They have other players that are very important, so it’s difficult to neutralise because of his individual qualities.”