Mourinho appeared to take a dig at the former Italy boss last week for blaming his side’s indifferent results on the club’s injury crisis.
Conte hit back at his colleague, suggesting he was ‘obsessed’ by Chelsea, the club he was sacked by two years ago after winning the Premier League title in the previous campaign.
But Jamie Redknapp says Mourinho should put his feud with Conte to one side and focus on catching leaders Manchester City.
Manchester United 2017/18 Fixtures
Swansea – EFL Cup (A) – Tue 24 Oct
Tottenham (H) – Sat 28 Oct
Benfica – Champions League (H) – Tue 31 Oct
Chelsea (A) – Sun 5 Nov
Newcastle United (H) – Sat 18 Nov
Basel – Champions League (A) – Wed 22 Nov
Brighton (H) – Sat 25 Nov
Watford (A) – Tue 28 Nov
‘Mourinho seems to be wasting too much energy in picking fights with other managers,’ the former Liverpool and England star told the Daily Mail.
‘He doesn’t need to do this. It seemed obvious that Antonio Conte was the intended recipient when Mourinho moaned last week that some managers ‘cry and cry’ about fixtures.
‘Why is Mourinho bothering to wind up Conte? He should be worried about Pep Guardiola and Manchester City, who are threatening to run away with the Premier League.
‘After enjoying an excellent start, Mourinho has given himself an unnecessary problem.
‘When you keep focusing on the negatives, it filters through to the players. With Tottenham at Old Trafford on Saturday, Mourinho must focus on the positives.’
United’s unbeaten run came to an abrupt end at the John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday as Huddersfield Town clinched a famous 2-1 win.
Mourinho was highly critical of his players after the defeat, suggesting their attitude was the worst he had seen as a manager.
‘When you lose a match because of attitude, that is really bad,’ the former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss said.
‘I don’t even remember a friendly match when our attitude was so poor. We could have a second goal and a draw but it would have been undeserved.
‘If was a Manchester United supporter, I would be really disappointed because you can accept losing because the opponent had more quality, but not because the opponent had more attitude.’