Chelsea boss Antonio Conte expects Jose Mourinho to transform Manchester United into title contenders.
Conte is convinced Manchester United will be a major threat following the appointment of former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, but urged his players to focus on their own challenge of bouncing back from last season, where they finished a dismal 10th.
“Mourinho is a top manager and a winner,” he said.
“I know this. Now Mourinho is manager of Manchester United and I think Manchester United is another team which will fight to the end to win the title.
“It’s a very strong team, good manager, good players, but it’s important to Chelsea to think of Chelsea and not other clubs and other managers. Think of ourselves. The important thing is to trust in our work and our ideas, this is most important.
“When there is a bad season like last season for Chelsea, there are many, many reasons. Not only one reason, one player or staff, or manager. The blame is a bit for all.”