Mourinho must do something Ferguson managed back in 2012

Jose Mourinho has been feeling the heat at Manchester United in recent weeks as results have continued to go against the Red Devils.

The Old Trafford giants are struggling in the Premier League, were knocked out of the Carabao Cup and failed to beat an average Valencia side in Europe.

Last time out Mourinho’s Manchester United showed spirit as they overturned a two-goal deficit to beat Newcastle 3-2 at Old Trafford.

But this weekend they come up against much harder opposition, and Mirror Football’s newest columnist Seema Jaswal believes it provides Mourinho with the perfect opportunity to turn United’s season around.

"The early kick-off on Saturday sees Jose Mourinho return to Chelsea in the hope of ending the Blues’ unbeaten start to the season," wrote Jaswal.

"Manchester United are sure to draw encouragement from their spirited fight-back against Newcastle that earned them a 3-2 victory and a breather from all of the negativity surrounding the club.

"United have not won at Stamford Bridge since Sir Alex Ferguson returned back in 2012-13. It will be a huge statement if they can walk away with three points."

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David Luiz opened the scoring for Manchester United with an own goal in the Red Devils’ last win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge back in 2012.

Robin van Persie doubled United’s lead moments later before Chelsea mounted a comeback, netting twice through Juan Mata and Ramires.

But the Blues suffered a big set-back losing both Branislav Ivanovic and Fernando Torres to red cards in the space of six minutes before Javier Hernandez netted the decider 15 minutes from the end.

The Red Devils would go on to win the title that season – the last time they lifted the Premier League crown – in what was Sir Alex Ferguson’s final campaign.

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