Jose Mourinho on 'amazing' Manchester United; offers injury update

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has addressed the media ahead of their game with Manchester United on Saturday evening.

Jose Mourinho has said that he has no trouble motivating his players and getting them to focus ahead of this weekend's game against Manchester United.

The Chelsea boss has said that his side are facing one of best clubs in the world, not just the Premier League.

He told reporters at his pre-match press conference, which was covered by the club’s official Twitter account: "To play against Manchester United is to play against one of biggest clubs in the world. This is the game everybody wants to play in. I'm not worried about motivating the players to be focused on the game - because there is no need. It is an easy job. Everyone is excited to play."

As one may have guessed from the previous meeting between the two sides in November, which finished 1-1 at Old Trafford, Mourinho considers United boss Louis van Gaal to a close friend, and despite van Gaal's men being outsiders in the title race this season - with Chelsea firmly in the driving seat - it hasn't stopped Mourinho talking up the capabilities of the Blues’ weekend opponents.

He added: "Their squad is amazing - in numbers and quality. I sat down this week to analyse the opponents and I realise what they have. Van Gaal is a fantastic coach and they are more than ready."

He then went on to list a number of players who he believes represent the kind of strength his squad has.

In terms of injuries, Loic Remy has a 'better than 50/50' chance of starting the game at Stamford Bridge after missing last weekend's win over QPR through injury, while Mourinho said that Diego Costa could be available for next weekend's short trip to the Emirates Stadium to take on Arsenal after limping off with a hamstring injury in the win over Stoke City two weeks ago.

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