United boss, Mourinho enjoyed two trophy-laden spells at Chelsea, but will be public enemy No.1 as an opposition.
A small section of Chelsea fans branded Mourinho a “Judas”, when he returned to Stamford Bridge with United last season. He responded by holding up three fingers to show how many titles he won.
“If the supporters hate me, dislike me or disrespect me, that’s something I cannot control.
“But you don’t have any thoughts from me with negative words about Chelsea supporters. Not one word.
“The only thing I say in relation to Chelsea supporters is that since my first day in 2004 until my last day when I was sacked a couple of years ago, they were with me unconditionally.
“They supported me every day. They supported me every match. They supported me even on the days I was sacked – twice.
“That I will never forget because they did what I think great supporters do, which is to support their manager unconditionally until the last day,” Mourinho said.