Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho said he doesn't think Manchester United will be weakened by their long injury list, as they head to Chelsea on 18 April.

"I disagree because their squad is amazing, in numbers, players, experience, solutions," said the Chelsea manager at a press conference.

"Their squad is amazing. Every week I have on the big screen in my office not the team I'm going to play against, but the squad and all the options.

"This week, when I arrived in the room, for the first time in the week, I realised what they have. It's amazing."

"You want me to name their players? Mata, Di Maria, Januzaj, Rooney, Van Persie, Herrera, Carrick, Blind, Fellaini...

"Defenders? Rafael and Valencia, Luke Shaw left-back, centre-backs Smalling... of course they don't have Evans and Jones, but Blackett, McNair. They have played. Van Gaal is a fantastic coach to develop players.

"These kids have played a lot of matches and are more than ready. I went to QPR with Drogba and no strikers on the bench and, for a long time, because of suspensions or injuries, we were in trouble.

"You have to cope with it. I know Mr Van Gaal very well, and he's the kind of person to think at this moment that we have a fantastic squad and will go with what we have. Injuries are part of the game."