Chelsea boss blasts Manchester United midfielder for blatant dive

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has blasted Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera for his dive at the end of Saturday’s Premier League encounter at Stamford Bridge.

While the Blues ran out 1-0 winners in a crucial match which seems them edge ever closer to clinching the title, Mourinho was unhappy at Herrera’s dive – which saw the Spaniard getting booked – and claims there would have been greater outrage had it been a Chelsea player who was penalised for simulation.

“I am happy that it was not a Chelsea player because, if it was a Chelsea player, in this moment on Sky [Sports] it would be ‘somebody’s crimes’, would be ‘cheating’, would be ‘the champions of the team without fair play’ and this kind of thing,” he told reporters.

“Because it’s a Man United player, tomorrow nobody remembers so I’m happy with that. Conspiracy does not go on; I’m happy it’s not a Chelsea player.”

Chelsea now face Arsenal next Sunday before going to Leicester City the following Wednesday, and victory away to their closest rivals would mean that the title could be secured at the King Power Stadium. The London club have a comfortable lead at the top of the table with 76 points, ten greater than second-placed Arsenal.

As for Manchester United, they remain in third with 65 points, one behind the Gunners and one ahead of rivals Manchester City in fourth.

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