Monday night football sees the much-anticipated match up of Manchester United and Chelsea in the Premier League.
Both teams having made winning starts to the 2013-14 season; Manchester United 4-1 winners at Swansea City in their opening game whilst Chelsea have beaten Hull City 2-0 and Aston Villa 2-1, both at Stamford Bridge.
This match will be David Moyes’ third competitive game in charge of Manchester United and his first at Old Trafford. As well as winning in Wales in their Premier League opener, United won the Community Shield 2-0 versus Wigan Athletic at Wembley Stadium.
José Mourinho’s record versus Manchester United when Sir Alex Ferguson was in charge was pretty impressive – winning 7, drawing 7 and losing just 2.
The first time Mourinho went head-to-head with Sir Alex Ferguson was in the 2003-04 Champions League round of 16 with the Portuguese coach in charge of FC Porto at the time.
FC Porto had won the first leg 2-1 at home when Paul Scholes had given Manchester United the lead in the first half of the second leg at Old Trafford. With United taking control of the game for the remainder of the half, Scholes appeared to tap his side into a 2-0 lead just before half-time only to be flagged for offside. Replays showed three defenders were playing the United man onside.
In the last minute Costinha struck at equaliser that resulted in Mouinho’s famous touchline celebration. Porto were through.
FC Porto went on to win the Champions League and Mourinho quickly moved to Stamford Bridge. José Mourinho’s first game in charge of Chelsea came at home to Manchester United in the Premier League. Eiður Guðjohnsen scored the only goal of the game.
Chelsea did the double over Manchester United in the Premier League that season on their way to winning the league, and eliminated them from the League Cup.
Manchester United did beat Chelsea at Old Trafford the following season but lost at Stamford Bridge as Mourinho and the Blues defended their title.
They drew their two games in Mourinho’s final fall season at Chelsea the following season as Manchester Uinited went on to win the Premier League in 2006-07. Dider Drogba’s goal in extra time saw Chelsea beat Manchester United in the FA Cup final.
Sir Alex Ferguson and José Mourinho reunited their rivalry in the 2008-09 Champions League, meeting once again in the round of 16. The Portuguese coach was in charge of Internazionale this time as Ferguson guided his team to a 2-0 aggregate victory after a 0-0 draw at the San Siro in the first leg where Júlio César impressed.
Manchester United went on to reach the final that year, losing 2-0 to Barcelona. The following season Mourinho won the Champions League and the treble with Internazionale.
In charge of Real Madrid last season, José Mourinho saw his side draw 1-1 at Old Trafford in the first leg of their Champions League rouund of 16 match. With United leading 1-0 at the Bernabéu before Nani’s controversial red card.
Luka Modrić came on to change the game as Madrid came away with a 2-1 win and a quarter-final place.
Monday night will be Mourinho’s 17th match versus Manchester United and his first against them without Sir Alex Ferguson on the sideline.