Antonio Conte laments Nemanja Matic's Manchester United move

Paul Pogba

William Gallas has claimed that Jose Mourinho's recent treatment of Paul Pogba is all part of the Portuguese's plan to "sting" the Frenchman back into form for Manchester United. An injury to Ander Herrera early in the game saw Pogba replace the Spaniard after the first quarter. "It's always more hard to come from the bench than to start".

"We have just started to play these massive games".

Sevilla, however, have lost every away game to Spain's top four this season and during last year's Champions League campaign were eliminated by Leicester City when they lost the second leg away 2-0 after a 2-1 success at home.

"No problem at all, and the fans are fans, with many of them in the street I feel that empathy and that relation that normally should be a connection and feeling forever", he said. The system has worked for them to some extent, but I don't think it gets the best out of the players that they've got. It's as simple as that.

Conte said last summer that selling the player was a "big loss" for the champions, and asked why Matic was allowed to join a potential title rival, the Italian replied: "In the past we have already managed this topic".

I think this one is nearly impossible to call.

Jose Mourinho
GETTYJose Mourinho has clashed with his most expensive player in recent weeks

He was sure to reference his "good" relationship with Chelsea's board but, on Conte, he said: 'I'm not going to speak about it. 'I think Olivier is working really well with us, ' Conte said.

Jose Mourinho (left) and Antonio Conte have repeatedly indulged in public insults and war of words.

The Premier League match between Manchester United vs Chelsea will be played at the Old Trafford.

Mourinho - who famously managed Chelsea on two separate occasions - also spoke to the media about the clash, acknowledging that although it will still feel odd facing his former side, the more times he is involved in a fixture against the Blues, the more its significance wanes. I can imagine Mourinho trying to get into Pogba's head about what is required.

There is a full slate of matches except for their is also the League Cup final to finish things off on Sunday with the same two teams playing again just four days later in their regularly scheduled match up against each other.

Mourinho's comments in January that not "behaving like a clown on the touchline" did not betray a lack of passion appeared to be directed Conte's way.

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