The Blues boss sends out a message of warning to the Argentine.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has warned Manchester United star Angel di Maria that he will trip him up if he gets too close during the Premier League encounter between their two sides at Old Trafford.
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Mourinho was seen to have done a similar thing to singer Olly Murs during the Soccer Aid charity match that they were both involved in and the 51-year-old has jokingly warned di Maria that he could be next.
“Did you see the tackle I made? If I could do the same on Sunday, I would,” the Blues boss was quoted by the Metro.
“And it’s the same referee. If I see Di Maria in front of me dribbling, BOOM!”
Although Mourinho clearly said this with his tongue firmly in his cheek, there will be a tense atmosphere around the Theatre of Dreams as two of the league’s biggest teams go head-to-head.
The West Londoners are many peoples’ favourites to lift the title this season after a strong start to the campaign that has seen them win seven of their eight matches to date.
Meanwhile the Red Devils spent almost £150m on new players over the summer and whilst it was a stuttering start for van Gaal, the Dutchman is starting to show more promise in the dugout now.