Blog by Riddhiman Sanyal
The match between the English Premier League’s 1st and 6th was a match where United came up against the might of Chelsea who have been in terrific form under the tutelage of Antonio Conte. After being demolished 4-0 at the hands of Chelsea in Stamford bridge,Jose Mourinho was seeking revenge.
The biggest surprise came when he dropped Ibrahimovic,Mkhitariyan to the bench and fielded a young, vibrant United side led by the 19 year old Marcus Rashford up front and the team being captained by Ashley young. Pre- match previews predicted a stroll in the park for the Londoners but what was to follow was a complete domination by the red devils.Within 7 minutes,United went ahead by a Marcus Rashford goal via an incisive defence breaking pass by the ever passionate,hardworking Ander Herrera. Jose had one of his masterclass displays as a coach .He assigned ander herrera the task of man marking the Belgian hazard and what an efficient display it was by the Spaniard .Rojo kept Diego Costa quite and it was one such match where the league leaders could not register a single shot on target.The 2nd goal at the start of the 2nd half was the final nail in the coffin and it was scored by the Spaniard,herrera. A dominant display by United and one which satisfied their supporters .Perhaps the best display by United this season.The midfield was bossed by Pogba ahead of Kante. At the end “THE SPECIAL ONE” again proved his masterclass by tactically outwitting conte. Jose’s pointing towards the badge at the end endeared him to the United fans.This can have a huge repercussion on the title race as it leaves Chelsea only 4 points ahead of Tottenham which was 13 points at the beginning of March.Man.United’s quest for top 4 continues and with a tough run ahead against arsenal,tottenham and Manchester City the race would be on.The Europa league can now be the main focus for United with them being the favorites to lift the title.
At the end Jose proved his masterclass,and it was a sweet revenge by United on Chelsea.