LONDON. — Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho remains the centre of attention when the former Chelsea boss returns to Stamford Bridge today.
A dramatic fightback from 2-0 down to beat Newcastle 3-2 before a two-week international break offered Mourinho a stay of execution, but the pressure is still on the Portuguese to close a seven-point gap on Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool at the top of the English Premiership soccer table.
Mourinho has been quick to remind Chelsea fans on his previous returns to Stamford Bridge he delivered three English Premier League titles in two spells in charge.
However, he has lost without even scoring a goal in three visits as United manager.
Another defeat wouldn’t just realistically end United’s chances of winning the title in mid-October, but leave a mountain to climb just to make it back into the top four.
With Juventus to come twice in quick succession in the Champions League and a visit to City also to come before the next international break in three weeks’ time.