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Diego Forlan Says Chelsea Are A ‘Small Club’ Ahead Of Manchester United Clash

Diego Forlan Says Chelsea Are A ‘Small Club’ Ahead Of Manchester United Clash

You can always rely on former club heroes to stoke the fire ahead of a big rival clash.

As if Jose Mourinho returning to Stamford Bridge for the first time since his unceremonious sacking didn’t make Chelsea v Manchester United edgy enough, Diego Forlan has now waded into the pre-match trash talk.

The former United striker has branded Chelsea a “small Club” ahead of this weekend’s Super Sunday meeting.

The Uruguayan hitman – who netted twice against Chelsea during his time at Old Trafford – was told by his former team-mates that Chelsea didn’t measure up ti the rivalry with the likes of Arsenal or Liverpool.

Forlan told The National: “‘Chelsea are a small club, nothing like as big as Liverpool or Arsenal,’ my captain Roy Keane and other Man United players explained when I asked them about Chelsea.

“Jose Mourinho would also take charge just before I left England. He had become a hero there, taking a ‘small club’ and making them champions of England for the first time in 50 years.”

A win for Mourinho’s mean would see them leapfrog Antonio Conte’s side in the Premier League table.

But fortune isn’t exactly on the Devils’ side.

United go into Sunday’s match without a win in this fixture in the last 10 meetings.

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