Gary Neville: “Chelsea have to play ugly”

Gary Neville: “Chelsea have to play ugly”

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The former Manchester United Gary Neville, who works now as a pundit believes Chelsea have to play ugly if they are to be crowned Champions

Chelsea grabbed the winner against Manchester United last week end thanks to Eden Hazard.

However Gary Neville said:

“It was a resolute performance from Chelsea. It was a team that knew what they needed to do during the game”

“They recognised that they probably couldn’t take Manchester United on punch for punch at football in passing terms, but they had the power, the strength, the determination and the physicality. They played like champions. There are times over the years where I’ve been part of championship-winning teams and it had to be ugly.”

Following the game, Mourinho insisted he doesn’t really care about stats but more about strategy and believes his side did a good job and knew what they had to do

“Mourinho has no problem going out there and destroying games. You saw that with his substitutions in the end – he’s shameless in that sense, and why shouldn’t he be?”

“You always felt the jab of Chelsea was keeping United at arm’s length, and that’s what the game was – United just couldn’t get past the jab added Neville