Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte dismissed the idea Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is starting to prove a distraction.
The former Juventus boss this week instructed Mourinho to “think about his own team” after he referred to managers who “cry” about injury problems.
However, when pressed about the idea of a simmering feud ahead of Chelsea’s game against Watford on Saturday, Conte insisted it is “stupid” to focus on the matter.
“Every manager has to talk about his job, himself, his team, his players. Not the others,” Conte told a news conference on Friday.
“Every coach must be focused on his own work. It’s the best way.
“I think these are stupid things, a stupid issue. It’s fun to see your interest in this! I’m surprised.”