Oct 26, 2014 at 4pm UK at ​Old Trafford
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Chelsea
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Rafael (12'), Fellaini (77'), van Persie (95')
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Ivanovic (90')

Jose Mourinho: 'Louis van Gaal important to my career'

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho admits that Manchester United chief Louis van Gaal played an important part in his development as a manager.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has described Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal as one of the 'most important people in his career'.

Mourinho was part of the backroom staff during Van Gaal's time at Barcelona, and ahead of their clash on Sunday afternoon, the Portuguese coach has praised the United boss for the impact that he had on his development as a manager.

The 51-year-old told reporters: "He was important, he gave me a good opportunity to keep working at a high level.

"As a young coach to be working four consecutive years, three with Mr Bobby Robson, one with Louis, at a club like Barcelona was very important. If I had to chose some of the most important people in my career, Louis was one of them.

"I never hide the respect, the relation and the fact that he was important in my career. But after tomorrow, he is going to be my opponent."

Chelsea currently top the Premier League table, with United sitting 10 points behind in sixth position.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City23202167175062
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd23155348163250
3Liverpool23138254282647
4Chelsea23145441162547
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs23135546212544
6Arsenal23116641301139
7Burnley239771920-134
8Leicester CityLeicester238783432231
9Everton2376102538-1327
10Watford2375113342-926
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2367102941-1225
12Crystal Palace2367102133-1225
13Bournemouth2366112435-1124
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2366111939-2024
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2365122131-1023
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2358101729-1223
17Southampton2349102334-1121
18Stoke CityStoke2355132350-2720
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom23310101830-1219
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
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