Chelsea legend tells Man United boss Mourinho to expect this reception at Stamford Bridge

Pat Nevin is expecting Jose Mourinho to be given a warm reception by Chelsea fans this weekend

Pat Nevin believes that Jose Mourinho will be warmly applauded by Chelsea’s fans when the Portuguese coach returns to Stamford Bridge as Manchester United manager on Sunday afternoon.

Mourinho is currently getting to grips with life in his new role as Manchester United boss after he was sacked by Chelsea back in December of last year following the west London side’s disastrous start to the season.

The former Chelsea boss was appointed as Manchester United’s new manager back in May after the Red Devils opted to part company with Louis van Gaal at the end of last season.

Mourinho’s side head into Sunday’s clash with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on the back of their goalless draw with Liverpool at Anfield in the Premier League on Monday night.

And former Chelsea star Nevin is sure that Mourinho will be given a warm reception by Blues fans this weekend.

Writing in his column for Chelsea’s website, Nevin said: “Manchester United will turn up at the Bridge at the weekend and for the first time in many a generation a Red Devils manager will be applauded warmly by the Chelsea fans.

“It will be a strange day for Jose as we know he still has great affection for our club.

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“He will, however, still be desperate to win against us obviously. More pertinently, he will turn up knowing that his team have been stressed far more than Chelsea in the preceding days.”

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