Chelsea are now title favourites after beating Manchester City

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Chelsea cast-off is the ultimate humiliation for Manchester United

Date: 5th February 2014 at 6:44pm
Written by Christy Malyan

From pundits to players, managers to club legends, everybody's said their piece about Chelsea's decision to sell Juan Mata to Manchester United for a club record £37million fee. Arsene Wenger and Manuel Pellegrini have both condemned the move, the former suggesting the January window should be abolished in its entirety and the latter arguing for a re-writing of the transfer rule-book. The Arsenal and Manchester City bosses would like to think their criticisms are directed towards the make-up of the mid-season transfer window rather than the Mata case itself, but deep down, both are clearly infuriated by Jose Mourinho electing to strengthen a club that's dominated the Premier League since its incarnation during their lowest low for the best part of three decades. Why would the Chelsea gaffer willingly hand over one of the division's most potent attacking midfielders to a Manchester United side on its knees and begging for mercy? Surely in the long-run, refusing to strengthen the Premier League champions would have not only benefited the Blues, but the rest of the top flight. Financial Fair Play, Mata's personal ambitions for the 2014 World Cup, and the fact Manchester United have taken on Chelsea twice already this ... Read More


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