Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has claimed it is more special to play Liverpool than his former club, Chelsea.
Mourinho is the most successful manager in the Blues’ history, having overseen three Premier League triumphs, an FA Cup victory and a trio of League Cup wins.
Both of his spells at Stamford Bridge have ended amid acrimony.
However, Mourinho claims facing Chelsea is not especially emotional, especially with Liverpool coming to Old Trafford next month.
“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 said.