Roberto Di Matteo says Sir Alex Ferguson’s attack on Chelsea will backfire
Roberto Di Matteo has hit back at Manchester United Sir Alex Ferguson – claiming Chelsea will draw motivation from his outspoken criticism of the club.
Chelsea have accused referee Mark Clattenburg of using “inappropriate language” towards Jon Obi Mikel during the Premier League game in which he sent off two Chelsea players in the 3-2 defeat to Manchester United.
The Chelsea manager refused to discuss the issue in depth since the matter is currently being dealt with by the Metropolitan Police but when asked to comment on the United manager’s comments he said: “It’s a free country and everybody can say what they want.
“He likes to talk about other clubs. We tend not to. We’ll take into consideration what other people say and use it as a motivational tool for ourselves.’
Di Matteo insisted Chelsea had done everything by the book during the Clattenburg affair but was prevented going into more detail.
He added: “The investigation will qualify this. We don’t want to prejudice any trial.”