Jose Mourinho: Now Blackburn can focus on the Championship

Feb 20, 2017, 00:37
Jose Mourinho: Now Blackburn can focus on the Championship

And Mourinho insists Chelsea can focus more on the FA Cup quarter-final as they are not in Europe and already have the Premier League title wrapped up. Interestingly Blackburn have lost only one out of their last 5 games at Ewood Park.

Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane celebrates after scoring during the English FA Cup soccer match between Fulham and Tottenham Hotspur at Craven Cottage stadium in London, Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017. "They were better than Blackburn of the Championship", he told MUTV.

Hope Akpan (misconduct) and Elliott Bennett (offensive language) are both suspended after receiving bans following the 2-1 defeat by Sheffield Wednesday.

Mourinho fielded a weakened team away at Newcastle in the fifth round with one eye on a Champions League double-header against Barcelona and League Cup final against Liverpool.

He believes the FA Cup provides a welcome distraction for everyone at the football club and is looking forward to the game. We could also see Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan to be back for this tie.

"It is so much more hard for us, but for good reasons", added Mourinho, who can now also look forward to visiting his old club Chelsea in the FA Cup sixth round.

"We have played Reading and Wigan from the Championship so the level and difficulty of the Championship is not new for us". I threw it away, I gambled too much.

"Plus the fact that one thing is Old Trafford and another thing is to go away".

"So I go serious". Am I going to repeat this team [against St Etienne]? No.

"But I'm going with a good team and I respect the competition a lot".

"There will be no heating in the dressing room, the toilets will be dirty, the fans are really close to the pitch, it can be quite daunting for some players", Davies said.

According to our Blackburn Rovers vs Manchester United predictions, Man United will win today's game by 4-2. "You always get the surprise games and the shocks, but we can only be ready for every game and no matter what the opponent is we come with the attitude to win".

"Did they give us a good game?"