Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 7/16/13
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Jose Mourinho is happy with his Chelsea squad and has played down "rumors" linking the Blues with Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney. After one week of training in his second spell as Blues boss, Mourinho expressed satisfaction at his players' work ethic and branded speculation surrounding Rooney's future - as well as that of Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke - as "rumours". Mourinho named two sides for Wednesday's first match of his return, the pre-season contest with Singha All-Stars in Bangkok, and appears set to begin with the same four-two-three-one formation favoured by predecessor Rafael Benitez and which delivered the Europa League trophy in May. The 'Special One', who returned to Stamford Bridge last month after a near six-year absence, hopes for victory at the Rajamangala Stadium on Wednesday. "Winning is part of a culture: if you can do that even in friendly matches, we have to do it," he said. "I don't like to lose, the players don't like to lose. "They are ...
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