Jose Mourinho Starts Mind Games with Chelsea Ahead of FA Cup Clash

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Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic came off the bench to score the victor to set up at tasty FA Cup quarterfinal clash with manager Jose Mourinho's former club Chelsea.

Their reward was a trip to Mourinho's former Stamford Bridge stomping ground for the first time since October, when the Blues ran out 4-0 winners in a significant show of strength.

Mourinho initially offered "no reaction", at a postmatch news conference, before adding: "Probably Chelsea can only think about that [the FA Cup] because I think they are champions and they have nothing else to fight for".

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"I think that was the kind of missing bits that we needed in the game", Rashford said of the duo's second-half introduction. With the help of the manager, they are confident for the win. As opposed to sitting at home watching those world-class players on TV they are going up against them.

Goals from Marcus Rashford and Zlatan Ibrahimovic guided Man United to a 2-1 win over Blackburn Rovers in the fifth round. As you become a more experienced player you realise that you must think about the next game only, otherwise it would be a mistake.

Now United must visit Stamford Bridge, where they have not won since 2012, although Mourinho did appear to be employing his favoured tactic of playing mind games when he discussed the draw and appeared to hand the league title to Chelsea. "I thought the manager was going to take me off soon but fortunately I was able to sneak the third one in".

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"I am really happy with my players". If we give our very best then we will all sleep well at night knowing that we have given everything we can.

Mourinho was frustrated after last week's victory over Saint-Etienne, claiming his squad were too jovial before the Europa League last-32 first leg at Old Trafford.

Championship strugglers Blackburn Rovers broke the deadlock through Danny Graham, who unleashed a great strike past United goalkeeper Romero into the top right corner in the 17th minute of the game.

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