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This is war! Conte fires back at Mourinho

FA Cup By: Linus Onyeze | 13/03/2017

Antonio Conte has told Jose Mourinho playing in the Europa League is no excuse should they lose tonight.

Chelsea boss, Antonio Conte, has fired back at Jose Mourinho by telling his Manchester United counterpart he cannot use their participation in the Europa League as an excuse if they lose on Monday. 

The Blues are home to the Red Devils in an FA Cup quarterfinal fixture on Monday, and already, Mourinho has suggested his former side have had it easy not being in Europe, but Conte is having none of that, as he says United have had enough time to recover.

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“There are four days to recover, and this game is an important game for us, for them,” Conte said.

“I think their formation will be very good. Also because United and City have the best squads in this league. We could have played on Sunday, or Saturday, if the federation (FA) decided it. But we are playing on Monday. I think that the federation showed great respect for Manchester United to play the last day available in the FA Cup.

 “I don’t see the necessity to rest people. Also because I repeat, United will do the same against us. I didn’t promise anything. No. I didn’t promise anything in the FA Cup. Nothing. I didn’t promise nothing to anyone.”