Cesc Fabregas sends message to Chelsea, Man United fans about Jose Mourinho

Cesc Fabregas opens up about how his relationship with Jose Mourinho has changed over the years

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Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas Photo: Cesc Fabregas / Instagram

Cesc Fabregas has admitted that he gained a new-found respect for Jose Mourinho after working with the Portuguese coach at Chelsea.

Fabregas had come up against Mourinho’s teams in the past during his time at Arsenal and Barcelona.

The Spanish midfielder admits that he considered Mourinho to be an “enemy” before he started working with the Portuguese coach for the first time following his move to Chelsea from Barcelona in the summer of 2011.

However, the 30-year-old insists that he built a very positive relationship with Mourinho since having worked with him for the first time at Chelsea, with the pair winning the Premier League together at Stamford Bridge in the 2014-15 campaign.

Speaking to Vanity Fair magazine about Mourinho, Fabregas said: “Jose Mourinho? He was my enemy when he was in Madrid or Chelsea.

“We were in competitions and we wanted to win against the other. From there I became his player at Chelsea and would go with him to death.

“I learned a lot from him and I have very positive memories with him that I would keep for life.”

Fabregas will be expecting to feature for Chelsea when the Blues return to Premier League action on Saturday afternoon with a crunch clash against Watford at Stamford Bridge.

The west London side are looking to get back to winning ways after having lost their last two games in the top flight to leave them nine points behind leaders Manchester City in the table.

Chelsea have won the Premier League in two of the last three seasons.

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