United are one of the biggest earners in world football and have the financial might to fund a massive squad, while Chelsea have to sell players such as Juan Mata – sold to United in January 2014 for £37.1 million – to balance the books.
“Yes, it’s easier,” said Mourinho. “It was easier before at Chelsea, but it’s more fun like this. More difficult of course. We sold a lot of players, not just Juan.”
United boss Louis van Gaal will be without Michael Carrick, Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo and Daley Blind for the Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, while Chelsea are hopeful striker Loic Remy will be fit after he missed the QPR match with a calf injury.
The Red Devils are currently third in the table and could leapfrog second-placed Arsenal – who play in the FA Cup this weekend – with a win. As for the Blues, they are currently seven points clear at the top with a game in hand.
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