Man Utd news: Jose Mourinho told how to deal with Chelsea star Eden Hazard

Man Utd news: Jose Mourinho told how to deal with Chelsea star Eden Hazard
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     That is the opinion of former Red Devils defender Wes Brown, who has recalled the time he was deployed to specifically target Lionel Messi
     Manchester United go into this weekend's showdown with Chelsea knowing their win over Newcastle prior to the international break only papered over the cracks of a crisis
     And a result against Maurizio Sarri's high-flyers is what's needed to help get them back on track after a difficult few months
     Hazard, though, poses a serious threat to United's chances of taking three points from Stamford Bridge following his scintillating start to the season
     The Belgian maestro has been compared to perennial Ballon d'Or frontrunners Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo
     And Brown says Mourinho should look at how Sir Alex Ferguson used him to deal with the former in order to stifle Hazard on Saturday
     "Eden Hazard is one of my favourite players to watch, to be fair," Brown told United's official website
     "He's started excellently. "I think he's carried on from what he did in the World Cup
     "I thought he had an excellent World Cup and this season for Chelsea, over the last few games, he's been excellent
     "He's definitely the star man and he's one of those players who is so good on the ball
     "He's so quick, he's so tricky and he can produce a goal. "That is what we've got to watch out for at the weekend
     "I like the idea of man-marking. "I remember the manager, Sir Alex, asked me to do that against Messi and Barcelona one time, with help from the team! "I think it is quite simple: the less that Hazard gets of the ball, the less of a threat he is, so if someone can get tight on him pretty early on then hopefully he passes the ball off every time or we get a tackle on him
     "That's a good game plan because, even though Chelsea have started the season really well, he is definitely the main threat
     "Obviously, man-marking Messi was hard. "I remember thinking: 'Just don't dive in!' "But it was good and I enjoyed it
     "It was the Champions League semi-final when we were all focused, we all knew our jobs and you can remember that night yourself at Old Trafford, it was a great one to be involved in
     "It was a rarity for Sir Alex to specifically ask someone to man-mark an opposition player
     "He wasn't really into man-marking someone as such, but we all knew what Messi could do and it was more of a case of necessity
     "The less he had of the ball, the more chance we had, because he's one of the best footballers ever to be
     "I wouldn't say that Hazard is Messi, but he's started this season really well and he's one of the top players in the Premier League
     "He is a clear and obvious threat."
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