Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has suggested Manchester United have been lucky this season as well as taking a dig at Arsene Wenger’s youth policy.
Chelsea trail United by nine points in the Premiership, and Mourinho’s believes the odds have been stacked in favour of Sir Alex Ferguson’s side throughout the current cammpaign.
“This is a season in which United have had no injuries and every player is fine to play,” said the Chelsea boss, who also referred to Ryan Giggs’ winner in the Champions League last week.
“They go [to] the Champions League and have a disallowed goal for the opponent [Lille] and their goal is that goal.
“They go to Fulham and it looks like they deserve to lose and they win. They play at Tottenham, it’s 0-0 and Cristiano [Ronaldo] dives, they get a penalty and win 4-0. It looks like everything is on their side, but that’s football.
“I didn’t see the Fulham game to be fair, but the information I have is it was completely undeserved. It’s a game they could have lost and in the end they win it.
“In the Premiership all we can do is keep winning and see if the next step is to close the gap or to open the gap. If the next step is to close the gap and we can go from six points to four points, then everything is open.”
Speaking in the aftermath of Chelsea’s Carling Cup final victory over Arsenal, Mourinho damned Arsene Wenger’s side with faint praise, noting that for all their potential, they had yet to win anything.
“Arsenal have great boys,” said Mourinho.
“But I wouldn’t be sad if a club gives me three, four, five years and tells me, ‘You don’t need to win. You can lose Premiership after Premiership, and you have three, four, five seasons to build’. I wouldn’t be sad.
“Since I arrived, they have won nothing. Since we are at Chelsea, they lost Premierships, they lost the Charity Shield to us, they lost the Carling Cup to us. I don’t think they are winning a lot.
“Absolutely brilliant young boys, manager top, team with a great future. But they didn’t win.”