Manchester United manager David Moyes has expressed his admiration for Chelsea FC boss Jose Mourinho ahead of their clash.


Manchester United travel to Stamford Bridge tomorrow to face Chelsea and this will provide David Moyes with an wonderful opportunity to close the gap at the top. United’s last two visit to Stamford Bridge have ended in defeats, although both of those defeats came in knockout cup competitions. In fact United won on their last league visit to this stadium as the match ended 2-3 in the favour of the away side with Javier Hernandez scoring the winner in the second half after  Chelsea went down to nine-men. Fernando Torres and Branislav Ivanovic received reds cards in that controversial game.

In contrast to their awful home form, United’s record on the roads has been encouraging. In fact they are unbeaten in their last seven away matches in the league and will home to stretch that run against Chelsea. The first encounter between these two sides ended in a goalless draw and the neutrals will certainly hope for a more exciting match this time around.

Manchester United’s star striker Wayne Rooney was subject of interest for Chelsea in the summer, and that has added more spice to this affair. United rejected Chelsea’s offer for the England international, but David Moyes has suggested that the relationship between both the managers hasn’t been affected by that. The former Everton boss also expressed his admiration for the Chelsea manager and labelled him as someone who could well go on to be the best of his generation.

“I have no problems at all with Jose. We were never going to sell Wayne (Rooney), so my relationship with him has been fine.

“He has done a brilliant job wherever he has been. He is someone who catches people’s imagination.

“The manager I have taken over from, Sir Alex, is undoubtedly the best of his generation and longer. Jose could well go on to be the best of his generation because he has been so successful in a lot of the jobs he has been in.

“I have only got admiration for Jose, nothing else. But I am competing against him and I am going to try and beat him every time I play against him. That has not changed.” – The Manchester United manager told the press.