Jose Mourinho uses Chelsea FC to send warning to Man United

Jose Mourinho has a warning for his Man United players ahead of their crunch clash against Tottenham on Wednesday night

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: UEFA / Handout

Jose Mourinho has used Chelsea FC’s clash with Tottenham earlier in the season to warn Manchester United that they will have a very difficult game against Spurs on Wednesday night.

Mourinho is preparing to take his team to Wembley as his side look to continue their consistent form in the Premier League in recent weeks.

The Red Devils head into this week’s round of fixtures in second place in the Premier League table and 12 points behind leaders Manchester City as they bid to try and get as close to the leaders as possible.

Chelsea FC claimed a 2-1 victory over Tottenham earlier in the season as Spurs began getting used to their new temporary home at Wembley.

And Mourinho has warned his Manchester United side that they are in for a stern test when they take on the Lilywhites this week.

Speaking at a news conference on Monday, Mourinho said: “I was at Wembley for Tottenham versus Chelsea and I had that feeling that Wembley is Spurs’ home, because it was full of their supporters.

“I am used to going to Wembley when it is 50/50 with supporters, so it was the first time I went like that. It is an amazing stadium and one for us to enjoy.

“Spurs are one of the top teams in the country. Not a title contender because they are too far away. But I say honestly they are a Champions League contender, they can reach that level. They have some of the best players in the country, a very good manager and a very difficult opponent.

“It is a really big game. The difference between us and Spurs is seven or eight points, but the reality is they are a top team in terms of their quality and ambitions, and a team of our level, so it is a big match.”

Alexis Sanchez could be in line to make his Premier League debut for Manchester United when the Red Devils take on Spurs this week.

The Chilean completed his transfer from Arsenal last week and enjoyed his first run-out in a Manchester United shirt against Yeovil Town in the FA Cup.

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