The addition of the Armenian last summer looked set to be one of United’s better moves during a transfer period which also featured the arrivals of Paul Pogba and Ibrahimovic.
“I just wish our Chelsea supporters – and I’m a Chelsea supporter – showed a little bit more class to Jose Mourinho”, he told Sky Sports News.
The Portuguese manager added: “So I am really, really anxious with the previous generations that things are going in such a direction that envy is everywhere”.
“Before that, I saw a game with the feeling I was going to win”.
“Are Manchester United still a big club?”
“We have three days and we have to travel. It’s very hard to train counterattacking but it’s not my priority”. “Manchester United can not do that.” stated Mourinho.
“Obviously we lost there a few months ago, but now it is the FA Cup and we will see what happens”, Fellaini said.
On his team’s performance, Cahill said Chelsea had given “a good account” of themselves.
Mourinho’s first visit to Stamford Bridge since his sacking as Chelsea boss last season ended in humiliation as his former club romped to a 4-0 victory over United in October.
Marcus Rashford, who was surprisingly named in the starting line-up having had an illness, forced Thibaut Courtois into a good save for United’s best chance. In view of the upcoming match which has certain underpinnings of hostility raging between the two teams, coaches of both teams have calmed the uneasy atmosphere.
It was a clear dig, a nod to the Blues’ superiority over Jose Mourinho’s side – and everyone else – in 2016-17.
Antonio Conte’s side capitalised on their one-man advantage in the second period with Kante rifling the ball into the bottom corner from distance.
Monday’s match would be a tough pill for Manchester United to swallow. It seems that the odds are in Chelsea’s favor.
Hence, Chelsea reached the semi-finals of the FA cup where it will face Tottenham Hotspur, while Arsenal will play against Manchester City.
While the Red Devils have Europa League commitments to go with their league and local cup campaigns, the Blues have enjoyed extra time to train and rest after finishing tenth last season and thereby missing out on European competition by some margin.
Sacked by Chelsea at the end of 2015, the Manchester United manager returned to Stamford Bridge for just the second time since that dismissal as the two heavyweight English clubs squared off in the FA Cup quarterfinals on Monday (Tuesday NZ time).