The only thing funnier than Chelsea paying Manchester United £12 million for John Obi Mikel, despite the midfielder never playing a single game for them, is the fact Mikel is due to have his testimonial at Stamford Bridge next summer.
Mikel would have won five league titles had he stayed at United, but instead he claimed he was forced in to signing the contract, and joined Chelsea instead. He’s won the title twice in that time.
United played Chelsea off the park on Saturday, hitting the woodwork twice, forcing a world-class save from Thibaut Courtois, and having two penalty appeals denied by Martin Atkinson.
However, the moment Mikel focussed on was Rooney’s injury time challenge on Oscar.
“He was nowhere near the ball, it was high and it was dangerous,” he said. “To make a challenge like that he was running a massive risk of getting a red card. The only thing that has saved him is that the referee didn’t have the view that the cameras showed. It was a straight red.”
Willian handballed in the area, moving his arm towards the ball, and nothing was given. Azpilicueta also clearly fouled Mata in the penalty area. But yeh, let’s worry about Rooney’s 91st minute foul.