LONDON -- The verbal jousting after Saturday's one-sided match at Stamford Bridge was marking territory for next season.
As usual, there was plenty of needle between United and Chelsea fans separated by police on the Fulham Broadway flashpoint. Chelsea's home is hemmed in by the road where away coaches are lined up after the match. Stamford Bridge's lack of space for development extends to the Broadway, which becomes packed. With both sets of fans let out of the stadium at the final whistle, the...
But Van Persie, who was an unused substitute when Louis van Gaal's team lost 1-0 at Chelsea on Saturday, played for more than an hour in the 1-1 draw with Leicester and set up United's goal, scored by Sean Goss.
Several members of both Manchester City and Manchester United's Argentina/Spain contingent defied the interclub blockade to go out for a pleasant meal in one another's company on Sunday evening.
Along with their significant others, United's Marcos Rojo, Angel Di Maria and Victor Valdes, and City's Martin Demichelis, Pablo Zabaleta and Willy Caballero tucked themselves into their glad rags and headed into Manchester together for a bite to eat.
With his signature hair and eyebrows combo, you could be forgiven that Manchester United's big-lump-in-chief Marouane Fellaini has cultivated something of a unique look over the years.
However, it just so happens that the United midfielder's brother, Mansour, is the absolute spitting image of his twin sibling -- a genetic quirk that led to mass confusion in the Chelsea camp just a few short hours before Saturday's Premier League clash between the two sides.