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Jose Mourinho has told David Moyes: I didn’t unsettle Wayne Rooney, you did.

Mourinho takes his team to Manchester United on Monday in an attempt to sabotage Moyes’s first competitive home game since he replaced Sir Alex Ferguson.

Chelsea confirmed the signing of Willian on Sunday, with Samuel Eto’o also lined up as part of the package from Anzhi Makhachkala, but they refuse to accept defeat in their bid to prise away Rooney and are set to return after this match with an improved offer of more than £30million.

Moyes maintains Rooney is not for sale and could play tonight but Mourinho believes he was entitled to make a move for Rooney based on the pre-season comments from Moyes describing his striker as important back-up to Robin van Persie.

‘Why?’ said Mourinho, when asked if he anticipated a hostile reception from United fans. ‘They are against me? But I didn’t say you will be a  second choice for me.

‘We are trying to get a player that a manager told will be a second option for him.

‘We are not going for Van Persie. They don’t have to be against me. If I say Ramires is a second option for me and he plays when Lampard is tired or injured and if someone comes here to get Ramires, nobody is upset.’ Asked if it was Moyes’s fault, Mourinho said: ‘Of course.’

It was mid-July when Moyes said: ‘Overall my thought on Wayne is, if for any reason we had an injury to Robin van Persie, we’ll need him.’

This is the quote that  sparked a backlash from  the Rooney camp, who claimed the player was ‘angry’ and ‘confused’.

One player coming through the door is Willian, seized by Chelsea just as he was about to join Tottenham.

He has a work permit hearing on Wednesday, which should be routine.

Talks have also started with team-mate Eto’o, who only has a year left on his contract.

ants to keep Mata and select three from six, the others being Oscar, Eden Hazard, Kevin de Bruyne and Andre Schurrle.

‘It is a crucial department for us,’ said Mourinho.

‘It is crucial because of the game we want to play and the intensity we want to have. We need alternatives and rotation and we need players to keep that intensity and that dynamic.

‘In this moment it looks like we have a lot but when we get to September — and I am not talking October, November, December, January, I am talking about September — we have the Premier League, the Champions League, the Capital One Cup, a double national team fixture. ‘When this time arrives, 22 players is not a big squad and when you can add more quality it is not a problem.

It’s a solution.

‘A problem is for the managers without enough quality in their team.’

Source: Daily Mail

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