Manchester United 0-1 Chelsea

Mata inspires and enhances Rafa's CV

May 5, 2013
By Richard Jolly, Old Trafford
In the interim before the Special One's return, the Snubbed One is almost rehabilitated. While Jose Mourinho has long delighted in deriding Rafa Benitez, he may be the beneficiary of his hard work if he returns to Stamford Bridge. His arch-enemy's legacy could be Champions League football. His probable successor should be grateful, even if, typically, the Spaniard celebrated by the Chelsea support was Juan Mata, not Benitez.

Ignored by the fans, the unappreciated caretaker nonetheless ...

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