Jose jab at Scolari's Blues

Former Chelsea boss criticises Old Trafford defeat

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Jose jab at Scolari's Blues

Mourinho: Unimpressed by Chelsea

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Former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has criticised his old club for their capitulation at Manchester United on Sunday.

The Blues lost 3-0 at Old Trafford, heaping pressure on under-fire manager Luiz Felipe Scolari and casting doubts over the two-time champions' Premier League title chances.

Mourinho, who is now in charge of Inter Milan, guided the Blues to their pair of Premier League crowns before leaving in 2007 and he was unimpressed by his ex-club at the weekend.

The Portuguese was watching on as he plots United's downfall in the UEFA Champions League, but he was more alarmed by the performance of Chelsea - who registered only one shot on target - and has implied their players were invisible.

"I didn't see Chelsea," Mourinho said in The Independent.

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"I saw people from Chelsea before the match, at half-time and after the match. But I didn't see Chelsea on the pitch. I only saw Manchester United.

"United won and deservedly so. It was an exceptional result but it wasn't an exceptional match. It was low key."

Meanwhile, Mourinho insists he will not be entering into the war of words between United boss Sir Alex Ferguson and Liverpool chief Rafa Benitez.

The pair have experienced a much publicised exchange of opinions, but Mourinho - who was involved in mind games with both parties during his time with Chelsea - will not be getting involved.

"I've had words with him [Ferguson] about different issues in the past but in the end it was OK," added Mourinho.

"The best thing for those looking on from outside is to just shut up and let them get on with it."