Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas owes a lot to Jose Mourinho

Last Updated: May 17 2018 19:28

FOOTBALL- Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas has said he owes Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho a debt of gratitude for giving him a second chance in football.

It was Mourinho who signed Fabregas for Chelsea in 2014 when he was their manager.

“I love him. I always say that. I owe him a lot because he brought me here, I will always remember that,” Fabregas told reporters at Chelsea’s training ground this week.

“My first year here, (former Arsenal manager) Arsene (Wenger) had always treated me like a son. But the closest anyone has been to him was Jose.

“The way he treated me, the way he made me feel, how he let me be a leader of the team from day one. This was fantastic and in all the four years since I joined Chelsea now they will always stay with me.

“This experience is thanks to him.”

Chelsea face Manchester United in FA Cup final on Saturday.