Sports updates from Francis Quashie Agbedeke (UEW L200)
Jose Mourinho went to extreme measures to nullify Eden Hazard in Manchester United’s 2-0 win over Chelsea at Old Trafford last season. Can he stop him again in the same fixture on Super Sunday?
The last time Manchester United faced Chelsea at Old Trafford, Jose Mourinho knew it would take something special to stop Eden Hazard. It was April last season and the Belgian had been one of the Premier League’s outstanding performers. Not only that, but in their most recent meetings he had shown his determination to get one over on his old boss.
First, there was Mourinho’s humiliating return to Stamford Bridge in October, when Hazard ran riot, scoring Chelsea’s third goal and inspiring their thumping 4-0 victory. Then, in March, there was the FA Cup quarter-final at the same venue, when Manchester United tried to unsettle Hazard with a string of fouls. Unperturbed, he starred again as Chelsea won 1-0.