CHELSEA VS MANCHESTER UNITED: JUDAS IS STILL NUMBER ONE SAYS MOURINHO

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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho told Chelsea fans “I’m still number one” after being heckled during his side’s FA Cup loss at Stamford Bridge.

Mourinho, sacked twice by Chelsea, was called ‘Judas’ by fans during United’s 1-0 defeat, responding by pointing three fingers in reference to the three league titles he won with the club.

He said: “Until the moment they have a manager that wins four Premier Leagues for them, I’m the number one.

“Until then, Judas is number one.”

N’Golo Kante’s low shot was enough for Chelsea to beat holders United – who had Ander Herrera sent off in the first half – and set up a semi-final against Tottenham at Wembley.

Mourinho, 54, is Chelsea’s most successful manager after winning titles over two spells in 2005, 2006 and 2015.

He said: “They can call me what they want. I am a professional. I defend my club.

“I’m really proud of my players, I’m really proud of Manchester United fans.”

Mourinho would not discuss the Herrera red card, calling referee Michael Oliver “a referee with fantastic potential”.

He said: “I don’t want to go in that direction. In four matches he [Oliver] has given three penalties and a red card. I cannot change that. I shook his hand and said many congratulations.

“Mr Oliver goes home and he can do his own analysis, because I don’t want to analyse his work.”

Also, Mourinho’s Blues counterpart Antonio Conte accused United of targeting Hazard during the match.

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Christopher Lloyd “Mike” Smalling

Christopher Lloyd “Mike” Smalling (born 22 November 1989) is an English professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for Premier League club Manchester United and the England national team.

During his youth, Smalling played for the Millwall academy before joining local non-League side Maidstone United. He was selected for the Kent Schools under-17 squad in 2005 before progressing to the under-18s in 2007, and his performances for Kent Schools resulted in him being selected to play for the England Schools under-18 squad in 2008. During this time Smalling had also established himself in the Maidstone United first team, and his impressive displays for club and country led to him signing a two-year deal with Middlesbrough in May 2008.

Barely a month after signing for Middlesbrough however, Smalling had his contract with the club terminated after raising concerns with home sickness. Shortly after, in June 2008, he signed for Premier League side Fulham. He made his professional debut with them in May 2009 in the final game of the 2008–09 season and helped them reach the 2010 UEFA Europa League Final the following season.

In January 2010, Smalling signed a pre-contract agreement with Manchester United and joined them officially on 1 July. He made his competitive debut in the 2010 FA Community Shield victory over Chelsea which earned him his first career medal. Since his debut, he has gone on to make more than 100 appearances for the club.

Smalling has represented England at various levels and is currently a member of the England senior squad. He played for the England Schools under-18 team in early 2008 before making his debut for the under-20 team and the under-21 team in 2009. He made his debut for the England senior squad in the 3–0 win over Bulgaria on 2 September 2011.

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