Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is unfazed if he receives a hostile reception from Chelsea fans, paying tribute to his former club’s supporters.
Mourinho comes up against the club at which he won three Premier League titles when United meet Chelsea in the FA Cup final on Saturday.
The Portuguese tactician enjoyed two stints at Stamford Bridge , but he was targeted by fans during United’s trip to the ground last season.
“In relation to the Chelsea supporters, this I don’t forget: they were phenomenal,” he told reporters.
“When I become Manchester United manager, you know better than me of course if the supporters hate me or dislike me or disrespect me.
“That is something I cannot control. But you don’t have any thoughts from me with negative words about Chelsea supporters. Not one word. Not one word.
“The only thing I say in relation to Chelsea supporters is that since my first day in 2004 until my last day when I was sacked a couple of years ago, they were with me unconditionally.”