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Chelsea boss Scolari won't rise to Fergie bait

Chelsea boss Luiz Felipe Scolari insists he won't rise to the bait from Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson this season.

"I am not going to fight against any other managers or any names," said Scolari, after watching his team demolish Chengdu Blades 7-0 yesterday.

"I know they will try to use psychological weapons against me. I know they will try to wind me up but it won't work, they are wasting their time. I don't want to work this way.

"For one thing I don't speak English that well and I could end up using some bad words, and that is not the right way. And if my players listen to something negative about Chelsea and our team and get angry, I will ask them why they are angry - this is nothing.

"If I was in Brazil it might be different because it is my country and my language. But in England I need to learn and to know what it is like over the next six or seven months. If I need to change, I will but hopefully I can follow my way."

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