During the FA Cup meeting between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge last month, some sections of Chelsea fans branded former boss Jose Mourinho as ‘Judas’.
The Portuguese didn’t take too well to it and responded by raising three fingers in the air, in reference to the number of titles he won for Chelsea.
Former Chelsea captain Marcel Desailly has revealed that Mourinho was hurt by the attacks from Chelsea fans and will be fired up to win the game against his former team at Old Trafford on Sunday.
He said: “You only have to see how Mourinho reacted the last time he went to Stamford Bridge, and his reaction towards the fans.
“He will be really boiling for this game. He was very hurt by their provocation – I know this from good sources.
“Mourinho will want to show that his commitment to his new club is absolute, that he is still a winner, and that he can bring Manchester United to the same level he reached with Chelsea.
“He has the perfect motivation – to block Chelsea from winning the title and to secure United’s path towards the Champions League next season.
“So far he has won the League Cup, but that is not enough to restore the prestige of such a famous club. We don’t know who is going to be at United again next season and that may depend on whether they finish in the top four.”