Upon his return to Stamford Bridge after being fired last year, Jose Mourinho and his new side got smashed like rotten pumpkins, losing 4-0 to a Chelsea squad that is finding its form at last.
Manchester United played like rotten pumpkins too, and effectively lost the game shortly after the opening whistle; Pedro netted a goal after a defensive collapse by United’s back line just 30 seconds into the match. Chris Smalling and Daley Blind collectively screwed up, and David De Gea ran up to try to stop the ball but failed miserably, allowing a joke of a goal.
Stamford Bridge went nuts, and Jose was likely swearing like mad in his head, all the while Antonio Conte was celebrating (something he did a lot today). Conte wanted a win to give Roman Abramovich as a birthday present, and a satisfying pummeling of the guy who used to hold your job is a great way to deliver it.
As the game wore on, Chelsea took advantage of their time on the ball, netting three more goals in entertaining fashion; even N’Golo Kanté bagged a goal, opening his CFC account.
It was a rough night for Jose, as this was his home on two separate occasions; he’s the manager who filled the trophy case, winning 3 league titles, 3 League Cups, and 1 FA Cup, (and a Community Shield) so surely it was a difficult loss.
Fortunately for him, Chelsea fans were rather respectful for the majority of the match, at least until the fourth goal was scored and the result was sealed, upon which chants of “Jose Mourinho” could be heard, but it didn’t get worse than that. If you bring one club seven trophies, you’ll always be respected, but that doesn’t mean you won’t get slapped around a bit when you return with a new club.