Manchester United v Chelsea Rivalry: 9 talking points in the Abramovich era - originally posted on Soccerlens.comManchester United and Chelsea lock horns this weekend, in what is a fixture with history. Although the Red Devils have already wrapped up the Premier League title, Sir Alex Ferguson will want to win at Old Trafford, while the Blues are involved in a battle for a top-four berth. Expect a few fireworks if past events during the Roman Abramovich era are anything to go by.
Peter Kenyon jumps ship
After Roman Abramovich’s purchase of Chelsea, the Russian businessman poached ‘life long Manchester United fan’ and chief executive Peter Kenyon.
The move was seen as highly controversial given Kenyon’s long-standing position at Old Trafford and Chelsea’s new threat. Kenyon went on to tap up Sven-Goran Eriksson (before the later committed to England) and Ashley Cole (who swapped Arsenal for Chelsea for the ‘guarantee of winning titles’), before leaving Stamford Bridge in October 200...