"In those hard moments, the moments where he was not selected, not playing regularly, he was saying the same all the time: "I want to play for you and I am going to make it and be the player you want me to be'". I'm not sure at the moment he gets the respect he deserves.
"They are a strong team, maybe that player by player they are the best in Premier League", Sarri told a media conference.
But Mourinho believes Sarri's side should be considered title challengers, especially with Hazard in such fine form. I think not. At the moment.
"No, I am not happy, honestly", Mourinho said when asked about what he described as the "manhunting" against him in the wake of the Newcastle match.
The 59-year-old former banker accepts Mourinho is, for the time being, a better coach than him - and can win trophies again. At the start of the season, we were talking about them being in the title race but now they are fighting for the top four. They are doing well in the Champions League, so they have the opportunity to improve in the Premier League. Let us take a closer look at the two squads.
Chelsea welcome United to Stamford Bridge in the Premier League at 12.30pm tomorrow.
"And in a negative period, I want to think only with my mind".
United lost 4-0 on Mourinho's first return as Conte's side won the league in the Italian's first season in charge and claimed 1-0 wins in the FA Cup and the league.
For all the euphoria Manchester United fans will have felt in the immediate aftermath of Alexis Sánchez's late rescue act against Newcastle, not even a last-gasp victory could mask the wretched defensive problems that have become increasingly pronounced this season. "So we need to be prepared to face everything".
"His Manchester City legacy is assured and it is hoped that this tribute will serve to inspire future generations of goalkeepers who train at the City Football Academy, dreaming of replicating his remarkable career", City's chairman added.