Manchester United versus Chelsea
Janice Sanchez | April 17, 2017, 0:29
Manchester United's Paul Pogba has heaped praise on his French teammate, N'Golo Kante, as the pair prepare to face each other in tomorrow's Premier League clash at Old Trafford.
Manchester United has not lost in the league since a 4-0 defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in October, winning 11 games with 10 draws.
The biggest shock when the teamnews was revealed is the absence of United's top scorer across all competitions in Zlatan Ibrahimovic as he's been left on the bench with Mourinho opting for the pacy Marcus Rashford to lead the line instead.
The result will also give Spurs hope that they can catch Conte's men in the title race.
"Well, this season Chelsea have beaten us two times and, obviously, we don't want that to happen a third time", Pogba said.
"United also want to play and find a place in next season's Champions League and arrive in the first four and I think they have every possibility to do this".
The Italian said: "I think that the impact was very tough today, but when you play at Old Trafford it is normal to have this type of impact against a really strong team as United. They've done good this season".
Jose Mourinho says his side don't train as they are too busy recovering Zlatan Ibrahimovic header is ruled out for Manchester United - Was he offside? "It was a great goal, and then I remember Ryan Giggs equalized in the last minute", the Chelsea manager said Friday, ahead of his team facing hosts United in the Premier League on Sunday.
Chelsea failed to have a single shot on target in a Premier League game for the first time since another 2-0 loss to United in September 2007.
"We know the next game and how you go for the final or you don't go and for this reason you must put 200 percent to reach the final of the FA Cup".
Dropping Ibrahimovic - United's top scorer this season with 28 goals - was another sign of that, but Mourinho insisted he wasn't prioritizing.
"During the game you can see their commitment and I think it is great with the ball, without the ball".
The excellent Ander Herrera, who man-marked Eden Hazard for much of the match, added a second shortly after half-time after his powerful shot deflected off the heel of Kurt Zouma, a late replacement for the unwell Marcos Alonso.