Man United stars arrive at London hotel ahead of Chelsea showdown

MANCHESTER ENGLAND- OCTOBER 02 Luke Shaw of Manchester United walks off after the Group H match of the UEFA Champions League between Manchester United and Valencia at Old Trafford

MANCHESTER ENGLAND- OCTOBER 02 Luke Shaw of Manchester United walks off after the Group H match of the UEFA Champions League between Manchester United and Valencia at Old Trafford

José Mourinho has said he will not gloat if Manchester United beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday because he has too much respect for his former club.

The Blues have made a surprise start to the Premier League season despite Maurizio Sarri's delayed appointment as Antonio Conte's successor in the summer.

The Red Devils have already lost three times in the Premier League this season, including two defeats on the road at Brighton and Hove Albion and West Ham United.

"I would love to have him in Manchester United but I don't think Chelsea will sell him to Man United so it's a not problem", Mourinho told a news conference on Friday.

Mourinho meanwhile, insists returning to Stamford Bridge will not be different to any other game in United's schedule, but he concedes he will not celebrate should his team cause an upset. "Would I celebrate like insane my team goal at Stamford Bridge or my team victory at Stamford Bridge? I am 100 percent Manchester United [on Saturday], no more space than respect for the stadium and the fans".

Chelsea head into Saturday's clash only trailing leaders City on goal difference after eight matches, but Sarri still expects them to improve in the coming weeks.

Mourinho has been granted an extension to 6pm on Wednesday to respond to his Football Association charge of "using abusive and/or insulting and/or improper" language.

Mourinho's promise to control his emotions comes at the end of a week in which he has been charged by the FA following comments he made towards a TV camera after his team's dramatic 3-2 win over Newcastle before the worldwide break.

Mourinho has lost on each of his three visits to Chelsea since taking over at Old Trafford in 2016. You play against the best players, you play against a big club, a big story.

"In those hard moments, the moments where he was not selected, not playing regularly, he was saying the same all the time: "I want to play for you and I am going to make it and be the player you want me to be'".