MANCHESTER UNITED boss Jose Mourinho could be under more pressure this weekend as he returns to Chelsea.
That’s according to former Red Devils striker Michael Owen.
The Portuguese is at risk of losing his job following a miserable start to the season.
United are already playing catch up in the Premier League title race following a string of defeats and they were dumped out of the Carabao Cup by Championship side Derby.
Reports earlier this month suggested Mourinho would be sacked following their clash with Newcastle.
But he appears to have bought himself some time after inspiring a dramatic comeback to beat the Magpies.
United take on unbeaten Chelsea on Saturday, with the Blues thriving under new boss Maurizio Sarri.
Mourinho returns to the club that he guided to three Premier League titles over two spells.
However, a defeat for the 55-year-old could force the hands of United chiefs, who have reportedly been considering replacements.
And Owen has backed Chelsea to continue their impressive form.
“Chelsea have lost just one of their last 16 home league games with Manchester United,” he told BetVictor.
“And I expect to see the hosts improve on that proud home record.
“Jose Mourinho has lost all three games as United boss at Stamford Bridge, and the visitors will certainly have to defend better than they did against Newcastle in the first 45 minutes at Old Trafford last time.
“United deserve plenty of credit for their second half comeback against the Magpies, but this will be a severe test of their top four credentials.
“I feel the Blues will edge what promises to be a great start to the weekend.”
United are currently eighth in the Premier League table, seven points behind Chelsea who sit level with Manchester City and Liverpool at the top.
Saturday’s clash kicks off at 12.30pm.