Jose welcomes United final

16 April 2007 07:38
Jose Mourinho was looking forward to a possible triple-header against Manchester United after seeing his Chelsea side secure an FA Cup final spot with an 2-1 extra-time success over Blackburn Rovers. Michael Ballack's late strike at Old Trafford set up a Wembley date with the Red Devils, with the two sides also still to meet in the Premiership at Stamford Bridge, while the pair could yet meet in the Champions League final. Mourinho said: "I wouldn't be sad if we had to play them three times in a fortnight. "The way we have both played this season is absolutely unbelievable. We are both still fighting for the three major trophies, which is amazing. "What we have to try and do is make sure our league game against them at Stamford Bridge is a final. We have to keep this run going and make sure we go into that game with a chance to be champions." Of the first FA Cup final back at the new Wembley, Mourinho added: "This will be a big, big final, no question. "Both teams have been unbelievable, it will be like a dream for me."

Source: ESA