Chelsea, Conte: "Mourinho? He suffers from dementia it would seem..."

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte and Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho involved in an ugly war of words

Antonio Conte and Jose Mourinho are involved in a new row

Sergio Romero will start for Manchester United in the FA Cup against Derby County as Jose Mourinho seeks to avoid an upset against a team he considers to be of Premier League quality.

Those comments were perceived to be aimed at Conte and Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, both of whom are renowned for their eccentric and energetic personas on the side of the pitch.

But after Conte earlier on Friday said that Mourinho was showing signs of "senile dementia" in forgetting incidents of high emotion in his own past, the Manchester United made his feelings on the matter known.

Conte said: "Maybe he was speaking about himself in the past". Maybe, sometimes, I think that someone forgets what's said in the past, which is his behaviour.

Explaining the reason for living in a hotel, Mourinho said: "I am very lazy and because I like to arrive in the hotel, I don't want anyone to be anxious because I live in a two square metres room".

Mourinho was sacked by Chelsea for a second time in December 2015 and the Blues finished 10th, with Conte guiding them to the title in his first season as boss.

"So when you go to [Scott] Carson, Curtis Davies, [Joe] Ledley, [Matej] Vydra, [Tom] Huddlestone, I played against all of them". I am improving a bit my English, because this is the real problem for me, otherwise we can go, we can go to fight. "Because I don't like to speak about the other coaches, the other players. I have no problem".

"The worst thing someone can do to me is to put one inch of doubt on my professionalism or in my dedication to my club, my job, my players and to every detail related to my job", Mourinho added.

Conte insisted his comments were not pre-meditated, suggesting Mourinho's are.

Wenger accused Eden Hazard of diving to earn a penalty in Wednesday's 2-2 Premier League draw, but Conte thinks other decisions went the Gunners' way. Wenger? When Arsene looks back at the game, he will realize that he was lucky with the refereeing decisions.

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