Top-flight champions unimpressed by Portuguese’s tactics regarding the Englishman.
Manchester United are understood to be seething at how Chelsea head coach Jose Mourinho has attempted to unsettle front man Wayne Rooney ahead of the two clubs’ eagerly anticipated meeting in the Premier League at Old Trafford on Monday night, according to reports in the Daily Mail.
The west Londoners have been keeping close tabs on the 27-year-old all summer long, with a view to bringing the England international to Stamford Bridge this season.
However, as yet the Blues have seen two bids valued at £22 million and £30m for Rooney rejected out of hand by the Premier League champions, who have subsequently gone on to publicly announce that their star player will not be moving to Chelsea this summer for any price.
But that has still not prevented the self-styled ‘Special One’ from announcing his intentions to now return with a third offer for the attacker, with the Portuguese even saying following Chelsea’s 2-1 win over Aston Villa in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night: “I don’t want Chelsea to do it before we go there and everybody in the club and board agree with me, we share that opinion.
“There is time to do things, what we did before, we will do later, but I think this period before the game, from an ethical point of view, is a period when we are going to be quiet and thinking just about this game.”
And it is those comments that are believed to have so angered the Red Devils, who feel that they are a deliberate attempt by their rivals to destabilise the Englishman on the eve of such a huge fixture for both teams.